QK.LC definately isn't the first link shortening service, but we'd like to think we are amongst the most feature filled!
- Custom Aliases: Allows you to choose your own link;
- Password Protection: Keep links secret by requiring passwords to view;
- Geo-targeting: Setup custom destinations depending on the user's country;
- Statistics: Advanced statistics showing link hits and user locations;
- Shorter: 20% shorter links than goo.gl and 50% shorter links than tinyurl.com;
- *Advertise: Setup custom splash pages or banners embedded in the link;
- *API: Web Service API to embed into your own website/app.
* Premium Features, from less than £0.20 per week.
Seizing the opportunity to acquire the rare and unique qk.lc domain while on holiday, TV Cameraman Chris Burton had been planning to launch his own URL Shortening website for some time to enable him to easier share links to his photos and galleries online.
While on the 3 hour journey back home, the dedicated server was setup and the software installed. QK.LC is proudly hosted in Manchester by UKFast.