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Link Redirect: Preview

This utility creates short links like "fq2.zwit.org" that will redirect to the given address. The database has entries. Please do not abuse this free service - I will simply remove links in response to any valid complaint.

This is one of many link shorteners. Two of the larger ones are goo.gl and bit.ly - a quick search will find many more. I have added features over the years to reduce abuse, including Safe Browsing Lookup API in August 2011 and reCAPTCHA in April 2013.

The shortcut http://fhb.zwit.org would normally redirect to http://goo.gl/cNtlf, however, due to the warning below, it has been disabled.

Before doing any redirects, the target page is passed to Google to obtain an Advisory provided by Google. If the link may be unsafe, a preview is forced. Before a link is added, you must complete a reCAPTCHA.

Warning: Local Blacklist. The target web site given is on an internal blacklist (check the perl script below). This is a local issue and has nothing do to with Google.

Google works to provide the most accurate and up-to-date phishing and malware information. However, it cannot guarantee that its information is comprehensive and error-free: some risky sites may not be identified, and some safe sites may be identified in error.

The perl script and template behind for this system are available. Please contact me with any comments, improvements or patches. I use the [link] JavaScript bookmark for quick shortcuts, even with the reCAPTCHA in place.

http://www.zwitterion.org/link/index.tt was last updated by Mark Suter on 2014-11-12