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Does anyone know of any management software for hosting our own short url service for internal use? Our marketing group wants this for Twitter and etc. so that we can push our brand. We have both windows and linux servers where we can host.

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Yes we want to do ourname.com/hkjl45 instead of going to bit.ly or tinyurl.

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Can you clarify your question slightly? As I interpret it, you are wanting a system that lets your users 'own' the shortened URL (as opposed to relying on a third party), but the shortened URLs they generate will then be tweeted?

If I've got that right, you might like these scripts, some of which I've tried - I think there are many similar ones out there though, largely Linux-based:

Get Shorty


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Yes instead of going to bit.ly or tinyurl we would do ourname.com/h5bs7f – jsonlehman Mar 11 '11 at 21:53
There’s also my fork, Lessn More, which is decently popular. – user9607 Aug 15 '11 at 19:05

10 self-hosted URL shorteners reviewed with their features:

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There's also Lessn, which is open source(if you care).

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A benefit of using this instead of a bit.ly with a custom domain: You get shorter URLs and no custom URLs/slugs have been taken. (bit.ly uses the same pool of slugs across all domains.) – user9607 Aug 15 '11 at 19:04

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