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Here is their release announcement, it is only available for Google Toolbar and Feedburner. And to quote the post If the service proves useful, we may eventually make it available for a wider audience in the future. With all that said, I did find this extension for chrome


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Unless you're willing to get the IP address for every site you wish to shorten. It's not very feasible, but it works. Edit your hosts file and input as follows: 74.125.47.103 goog If you go into your web browser and type goog, goes directly to that IP. It works if you wanna go straight to the IP, but if you're looking to input entire URLs, it's not a ...


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Two ways: LongURL using a proxy server (if you have access to a Linux/BSD system that's always on)


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The dot on the end means the root domain. Domains such as www.example.com are represented in DNS as www.example.com.. to is a country level domain for Tonga, a small island country, such as .us for the United States or .ie for Ireland. The registrar has pointed the root domain for that country to a URL shortener. The reason the . is necessary is because ...


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If you can find a way to save the file as plaintext with one url per line, you could use the following script on a Linux/MacOS/*nix machine or Cygwin on Windows to spit out a text file with the urls. #!/bin/bash rm resolved_urls.txt for url in $(cat url.txt); do wget -S "$url" 2>&1 | grep ^Location >> resolved_urls.txt done Copy the ...


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You didn't specify your OS. But in Linux (with Curl and awk installed) you can do something like this: #!/bin/bash while read LINE ; do NEWURL=$(curl -sIL $LINE 2>&1 | awk '/^Location/ {print $2}' | tail -n1;) echo "$LINE ; $NEWURL" done < urls.txt Note that sites who don't redirect will not have a result after the old one.


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You can use this extension, if you are using Google Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hgkfkldkicmehpljhaehlmjnpkiilpkp This extension if you are using Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/unshortenit/ All you got to do is, right click on the URL that you want to unshorten and then select the option "Unshorten Link". ...


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The individual shortening services all include a way of discovering the full URL behind (and sometimes what metrics are tracked), but there's also some web apps out there like unshort.me that'll do it for you (possibly your best bet, it covers t.co, bit.ly, tinurl, goo.gl, fb.me, tr.im and ow.ly)


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The hosts file only is suitable for mapping hostnames to IP adresses, thus it can't be used for this purpose. A workaround can be creating bookmarks named after the "keywords" you want to use. E.g. a bookmark called 'goog' that redirects to http://www.google.com. With a service like Xmarks, it can be used across browsers.


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If you are using the URL as a link, you can substitute a shorter URL with one of the common sites that take a long url and host a smaller, but cryptic url. Examples are Bitly and tinyUR. These are the type of truncations most blog posts use.


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https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ecehogjcciopmihcocdchiaciibinajf?hl=en-US


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You could simply edit your hosts file and add a host definition like so: 1.2.3.4 foo Where 1.2.3.4 is the IP of bar.com and foo is the shortcut you want to call it.Save the file, open any browser and type foo in the address bar, that should take you to http://1.2.3.4. This should work for all OSs, at least for Linux, Windows and OSX (or any Unix). The ...


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Also note another limitation of the host file approach: it breaks HTTP protocol version 1.1 (and above) virtual host functionality. Virtual host feature of HTTP protocol means you can have multiple host names handled by the same IP address. This works by the HTTP client (browser) inserting Host: header in the HTTP request. If you use shortened name, even if ...


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http://linkpeelr.appspot.com/ does it onscreen, but there's an API you can use at http://longurl.org/


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There is a feature listing at this URL Shortners Knol One of them is BudUrl, BudURL is more than just a url shrinking tool – a lot more. Once a url has been turned into a BudURL, you can track click information that will reveal a tremendous amount of information about the click activity of each link. I've not checked how good it is though. Here is a ...


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In Chrome, you can also use the Search Engines feature. Right-click the address bar and then click Edit search engines. Type a name for your search engine. Assign a keyword for it. In your case, use mail. Enter your URL. In this example, to open https://www.gmail.com, I just type mail in the address bar then press Enter.


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Yes Nithin is correct. Setting the keyword in firefox bookmarks would allow you to do this. Here's a good article about doing that. http://lifehacker.com/248451/power-up-firefox-with-keywords


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Basically, someone has put an A record on the top level domain .to so anyone visiting will go to this service. It is sort of like how in offices, you usually have http://intranet and http://jobs.intranet and more... It is all clever uses of DNS.


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After a bit more searching I found this article on a Greasemonkey script that expands URLs and more: Before: After:


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Not a general answer but if you're following Twitter, Feeddemon has support for this, it will show a tooltip with the complete url.


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Somebody already did the work for you on Firefox : LongURL Mobile Expander : You should always know where a link takes you before clicking on it. Services like TinyURL.com make that difficult. LongURL Mobile Expander uses the LongURL.org web services to let you know where shortened links really go. Not all the comments are positive, though. ...


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There are several plugins and GM scripts to do this if you are using Firefox (I don't know about other browsers off the top of my head). https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13140 is the first one that came up in a quick search.



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