drpl.us - a drupal specific url shortening service

Today I registered drpl.us, with the intention of creating a url shortening service for the drupal community. I would like to gather suggestions and feedback here. So please take a moment to review my initial thoughts, and leave a comment with your thoughts, wishes, and warnings. Thank you!

main goals

  • automatic urls
    • for every theme and module (and module contained in a module download)
      • drpl.us/-views
      • drpl.us/-cck
      • drpl.us/-content (part of cck)
      • drpl.us/-zen
    • for every node on d.o, g.d.o
      • drpl.us/12345
      • drpl.us/g12345
  • automatic other urls
    • drpl.us/aGx9 -> some-long-url-i-entered
  • personalized urls
    • drpl.us/special -> my-special-site-address
  • limit to drupal related sites (whitelist?)
    • official drupal sites
      • drupal.org
      • groups.drupal.org
    • drupal topic sites
      • buytaert.net
      • wimleers.com
  • simple api so twitter/microblogging apps can use it

potential and inspiration modules

  • shorten
  • shorturl
  • knurl
  • alias
  • globalredirect
  • gotwo
  • node_redirect
  • search404
  • customerror

existing url shortening services to look at for inspiration

  • tinyurl.com
  • snipr.com
  • bit.ly
  • is.gd
  • lin.cr
  • tr.im
  • smurl.ca

initial references