Top 6 FREE Shortest URL/Domain Forwarding Services

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Do you have a long website address, that is difficult to remember?
Do you want your website to look professionally without obtaining a paid domain name?
Do you often change your web hosting providers, so that you have to change your web site address as well?

Then you don’t have to worry anymore as the Free URL Redirection also known as free URL forwarding or domain forwarding service allows you to redirect your free domain name to your real website address.

URL redirection requires that you already have a homepage hosted somewhere, but what these services can then do for you is to turn your long and complex homepage address into something like ‘yourname.yourfreedomainservice.com‘.

There are very limited number of services that offer free URL forwarding/redirection. I researched on these services and compare the features they offer. Some force popup advertisements, some have trial redirection period while some are ad-free. But after comparing them all I came up with these 6 URL forwarding/redirection services that are FREE and way better than others. I ranked them on the basis on my personal usage and experience. Hope this would help you in choosing the right one for you.

1. co.cc

In case you have long and complicated url, you can redirect your web page to your co.cc domain with URL Forwarding service. co.cc is the most professional and easy to use free URL forwarding service.

To setup your free forwarding URL, sign up and follow the steps:

Step : Domain Settings > Manage domain > Select a domain > Click “setup” button > URL Forwarding
Redirect To : Enter your web page or blog’s real address
Page Title : Whatever you want
Frame : If you choose URL Hiding, you can hide real address.
Meta Description & Keywords : If you set it, your domain would be exposed on Google with high ranking automatically. Google Search engine might show your “Meta Description”, “Meta Keywords” in case of you have entered them.

If you’re not an expert, I strongly suggest you to set URL Forwarding service.
It is easy way but help your site looks professional, on top of that there is no advertising.

co.cc also offers FREE 1-year co.cc domain name with complete Zone Records, you can add Zone Records(A, MX, NS, CNAME, TXT) to your free trial domain name.

2. co.nr

Co.nr is another very good choice of free URL forwarding. In addition to a free short domain name they also provide a number of value added features the most important of which are Free URL Redirection, Free URL cloaking (URL Masking), Path Forwarding, FavIcon & Meta tags support, as well as reliable free hosting services. URL forwarding process is extremely easy, just fill in the required details and your new yourname.co.nr domain will be activated instantly with no ads!

3. .tk

The Shortest free URL redirection service of all !! Dot TK is a FREE domain registry for all websites on the Internet. It has exactly the same power as other domain extensions, but it’s free!

Dot TK not only offers a FREE domain name, but also links your website for FREE with TiKinet. TiKinet is the network of all active Dot TK websites. When you create a TiKilink, which is basically a short and powerful description of your website, your link will be added to all Dot TK websites that are related to the same subject as yours. This will dramatically increase the number of people that visit your website. Using the Dot TK Traffic Check you can track how many people visit your website, and from which country they are from.

The only drawback of .tk domain is the ad-bar above your .tk webpage.

4. cjb.net

Cjb.net is one of the oldest free domain n hosting services. You can point a free yourname.cjb.net address to any web address with its free URL redirection service. Shorten a long web address to something that’s easy to remember and easy to post online. The following features are included:

Free CJB.NET Domain Name – Get a free yourname.cjb.net address.
Free Web Space – 10MB of web space is included. (Upgrade to 100MB)
Free E-Mail- Receive e-mail sent to *@yourname.cjb.net.
Free Mail Aliases/Forwarding – Forward your e-mail to another e-mail address.
Free POP3/Web Mail – Access your e-mail via web mail or POP3.
Free Mail Storage – 10MB of mail storage is included. (Upgrade to 100MB)
Free DNS Services – Point your CJB.NET address to any IP or nameservers.
Free Dynamic DNS – Point your CJB.NET address to your dynamic IP address.

5. ShortURL.com

ShortURL is a free URL forwarding service (a.k.a URL redirection) allowing anyone to take any existing URL and shorten it. You can use your ShortURL to forward to a specific path and/or file on your site by simply adding that path and/or file name to the end of your ShortURL. ShortURL never expires — lasts forever. Check out all the features



6. ne1.net

This site offers free domains in the form of you.ne1.net or you.r8.org. You are offered two types redirection modes: direct redirection and cloaked redirection where the target/true URL is hidden. All new accounts start as normal accounts with cloaked redirection with a small warning/ad frame at the top of the page.

Features:

* FREE
* Pathforwarding
* Search engine friendly (meta tags)
* Small ad-frame at the top
* Instant activation
* Cloaked redirection (only)

Normal accounts can be upgraded to premium/ad-free after you provide a link back to NE1.net and drop them an email.