What’s the point?

As web sites have become more and more complicated, so have the URLs that bring up particular pages. Sometimes the URLs are so long that they choke services like Twitter, and don’t easily fit on one line in an email message or forum posting. This can result in ugly formatting or links that simply don’t work when you email them.

Ourls.win solves this problem by shrinking the URL down from a long mess of letters and punctuation, into a short, easy-to-paste, easy-to-type mini-URL that brings people to the same page as the long one.

Wow, that’s excellent, isn’t it?

Yes, it is. And thanks for saying so in the form of a question.

What type of redirect do you use?

We uses “302” redirects.