One of the biggest problems with URL shorteners – aside from being needed at all – is it’s not easy to move from one to another without breaking all the previous links.
Culld.us hopes to change all that.
Use Your Own Domain Name
At Culld.us, you get a subdomain – like grv.culld.us – and just point a CNAME record to it from your domain.
Use Your Own Web Analytics
Put the statistics on your short URLs in your existing web analytics package, whether it be Google Analytics or another package, just paste the tracking code in your subdomain’s settings.
.htaccess and archival feeds
If you want to leave Culld.us, you can take your redirects with you. Anytime you want – you can grab the .htaccess file, containing your shortened urls and the webpages they redirect to, and upload to your own server.
You can also grab the RSS or JSON feeds.
Fully Customized Stylesheet
Anything you can change in CSS can be changed in your Culld.us subdomain.
Anyone you authorize has access to add URLs to your Culld.us subdomain. Everyone gets their own login and API tokens.
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Service seems to be dead, alas!
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