URL shortening is a technique to convert a long URL (site or page address) to a shorter version. This shorter version of the URL is usually cleaner and easier to share or remember. When someone accesses the shortened address, the browser redirects to the original (large) url address. It is also called URL redirection or URL redirect.
For example, the large version of this url:
Can be shortened with fra.yt service to this small address, that redirects to the previous longer address:
The Service is primarily designed to help you share news related information with the world. Most of the information you provide to us is information you are asking us to make public. The Service only collects information like your IP Address, browser version and OS version to share analytics about the links you share on this service.
We check submitted URLs and user IP addresses against blacklists to help prevent spam. These blacklists may be operated by third parties.
URLs shortened by our website are not private and should not be treated as such. Third parties could easily guess the short URL that you are using, so you should not use The Service or this site to link to sensitive or secure data.
Anonymous statistics on shortened URLs you create (such as number of visits to them, creation date etc.) are not treated as private and can be made available to anyone through the site.
Third party advertising may be included on the site. Such advertisers may use technologies such as cookies or web beacons which may allow them to access information such as your IP address, ISP, browser etc. to be used in the course of displaying advertising or selecting advertising to display.
The Service may NOT be used for the following:
We reserve the right to remove any shortened URLs which we deem to have violated these terms and conditions, or that we believe violate the spirit of our terms or of fair usage (at our discretion). We may if we choose report use that is forbidden by our terms and conditions to the relevant governmental or law enforcement agencies, including relevant information such as the IP address of the link creator. We also reserve the right to block any abusers from using our service in future. In addition, shortened URLs may be removed retroactively if they later appear on any of the blacklists that The Service consults.
We ask that you limit usage of our service to "reasonable" levels. There is currently no fixed limit, but please don't open multiple concurrent connections from the same machine, or undertake usage so heavy it causes service issues for other users. We reserve the right to remove shortened URLs from our service and/or block the abuser from our service temporarily or permanently when usage exceeds levels we consider reasonable.
The Service carries no warranty of any kind. We are not liable for any loss or problem you might suffer due to using The Service. This includes losses in the event that the service stops operating, is unavailable or slow, suffers data loss, or any other issue which might be considered detrimental to you.
We are not responsible and cannot be held liable for any third party content linked to through shortened URLs.
Your use of The Service implies full acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Last modified: April 9, 2018