A week ago @ConversationAge and I twittered about tiny-URL type links. I said “building a link collection in a smarter way means having your own link profile” and that made me research the possibility of hosting my own short URL-library. At MakeUseOf I found Advantages of creating a short URL with your domain name which is about Shorty:
Shorty is a simple tool for creating shorter, human- readable links from long URLs. You install Shorty on your server, so the links you create with it never go away. You can also manage your links and see how often people click on them.
I decided to try Shorty, it is easy to install. You can read more about that at Shorty, a self-hosted alternative to URL shortening services.