NC State offers its own URL shortener service

NC State introduces its new GoLinks service, which creates short, NC State-branded URLs that begin with

With GoLinks, university employees can create a short, memorable link that redirects to a longer URL. Once created, the target of a GoLink can be changed without having to change the GoLink itself.

Short URLs are useful when space is limited such as in Twitter tweets, text messages or on printed materials such as business cards. GoLinks also provides statistics about the short URL, which can be used to track its usage and determine its effectiveness. To use this service or to get more information about it, visit the NC State GoLinks Web site.