Published on: Mar 10, 2018 at 19:22 (GMT +1)
Last updated: Mar 10, 2018 at 19:23 (GMT +1)
We are introducing a URL shortening that is a technique on the internet in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using a redirect which links to the web page that has a long URL.
For example, the URL "https://gfx-pro.net/assets/category_B/subcategory_C/page/" can be shortened to "http://gfxp.ro/Foo", and the URL "http://gfx-pro.net/index.html" can be shortened to "https://gfxp.ro"
Often the redirect domain name is shorter than the original one. A friendly URL may be desired for messaging technologies that limit the number of characters in a message (for example SMS and/or Twitter), for reducing the amount of typing required if the reader is copying a URL from a print source, for making it easier for a person to remember, or for the intention of a permalink.