Stefan Kühnel

Below you can find some frequently asked questions about Linkdienst, the official link shortener by Stefan Kühnel.

Short links consist of the main address and a unique alphanumeric identifier. So instead of the descriptive link, as it is visible in the address bar of the browser, the short address can be used.

Why do you use Linkdienst?

  • With shortened links, long URLs can be shared on different platforms while still maintaining the maximum number of characters for a message.
  • Linkdienst collects information such as how often a link was clicked. This is an important signal to determine how relevant and interesting the corresponding content is.
  • Linkdienst protects users from harmful websites that spread malware, from phishing attacks and from other harmful activities, because links under can only be created by me.

URL safety tips

  • Some URLs can be harmful. Please be careful when clicking links, especially ones that were shortened using an external link shortening service.
  • Always check to see what website you're on before giving out your password or downloading any software.
  • To check whether a page is actually operated by me, you can use the following security tool.