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General Services

URL Shortener

Your Requirement

You want a simple and secure tool to shorten your links (URLs) so that they can then serve as a redirect to an Internet service, web page or file, and be better used in documentation or other references.

Our Offer

We offer a service for creating shortened links. The "URL Shortener" can be used at

Preconditions For Use

Every user with a valid account at the GWDG and a current web browser can use the "URL Shortener" service.

How To Use

Your Advantages

  • Secure and transparent use of a URL forwarding service
  • Easy access
  • Before forwarding to the target URL, an intermediate page can optionally be displayed that shows the website visitor the target URL before forwarding.
  • Resolution of the short URL for at least two years is assured.


URL Shortener