Linkdienst

Stefan Kühnel

Below you can find some frequently asked questions about Linkdienst https://l.stefankuehnel.com, the official link shortener by Stefan Kühnel.

Short links consist of the main address l.stefankuehnel.com and a unique alphanumeric identifier. So instead of the descriptive link github.com/stefankuehnel, as it is visible in the address bar of the browser, the short address l.stefankuehnel.com/github 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 l.stefankuehnel.com 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.