Api usage is simple. You don't need an API key (at least now) and there is no limit on usage (although we might limit if there is a very high use coming from a certain source or when our service is misused):

But - as of August 08th, 2013, you have to have your url whitelisted before you can use it. Send an email to if you want to use our service.

Shorten an URL

To encode an URL fetch

where %%URL%% is your URL. The response you get is the shortened URL.

In case, anything goes wrong, you will receive the message FAIL

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