About URL Cutter

What is url-cutter.com?

url-cutter.com is a service that shortens URLs such as web addresses. This is useful in many circumstances (see below) e.g. in email clients that break long URLs.

For example, you can turn

into :

This makes it easier to include the link in an email or Twitter post without it breaking or taking up too much space. Our goal is to allow shortening URLs to the maximum extent technically possible.

Uses for url-cutter.com

Here are just a few of the many uses for url-cutter.com's URL shortening service: -

  1. Shorten web addresses for emails, forum posts, blogs etc. which cannot handle long URLs and might wrap them, making them unclickable
  2. Hide the real URLs of affiliate links from visitors to your site
  3. URL Shortener also encode URL to your uploaded YouTube video.
  4. Hide the real URLs of links to sensitive data uploaded into rapidsahre, megaupload and similar servers.
  5. Lower the character count when texting web addresses to a mobile phone
  6. Mask the real URLs of links to some private torrent trackers.
  7. Obscure your real email address from bots which harvest them to spam (enter an address like mailto:myaddress@myisp.com). Note that this feature does appear to be browser dependant so such links may not work in every browser
  8. Circumvent protections on sites which don't allow direct links to a competitor's site (if you are violating a site's terms you do so at your own risk)
  9. Clean up bookmarks for social bookmarking sites or sites with low character limits like Twitter
  10. Certain uses of www.myurlshortener.com are forbidden, for example use in unsolicited commercial email (SPAM). Be sure to check our terms of use

Basic instructions

Using the URL Shortener

Simply type (or copy/paste from your browser's address bar) the URL which you'd like to make smaller into the text box on the main page. Push the "Shorten URL!" button, and url-cutter.com will make the address smaller for you, and give you a new link. You can then copy this new URL wherever you'd like to use it.

To use an address shortened by url-cutter.com

There is no need to visit URL Cutter to use a shortened address. Simply type or paste the shortened URL into your browser's address bar and press enter, you will be automatically forwarded to the original address. If somebody has given you an url-cutter.com URL in the form of a hyperlink, just click on the link instead.