How to Rename a URL for Free

By Mark Robinson

You can rename a URL to make it shorter or easier to remember.
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If you have a very long or hard to remember URL, then you can have it renamed using a number of free services. Using these services, you can give customers and visitors the renamed URL, which directs them straight to your website. In most cases, you can keep your old URL. Renaming a URL for free is a very straightforward process that only takes a few minutes of your time to complete.

Choose the new URL that you wish to use. Keep in mind that these URLs can already be taken, so it is a good idea to think of five or more URLs to use just in case.

Select the URL renaming service that you wish to use. Most free URL services often add the provider's subdomain at the end of the URL ("") or feature a non-conventional top-level domain (".tk").

Sign up for the URL renaming service. You may need to provide your email address, as well as a user name and password for managing the new URL. After signing up for the service, you will have to configure the URL to connect to your website and the old URL to redirect to your new URL address.