Go.ecu.edu URL Shortener


Available to all faculty and staff, Go.ecu.edu is ECU’s internal URL shortening service that allows customization of long URLs to a more user-friendly format for print, web or social media purposes.

Request Access


Submit the Go.ecu.edu Access Request Form. You must agree to the Terms of Service. Once granted, your access allows log in to tools.ecu.edu dashboard to access the go.ecu.edu service.

Terms of Service


Only ECU-approved domains are allowed. If you need to request a domain be added to the tool, please open a Web Support Service Request.

URLs are provided on a first come, first served basis. If your selected URL is deemed more appropriately assigned to another department or entity, the issue will be adjudicated by the Web Oversight Committee. If you think a URL has been inappropriately assigned, please submit a Web Support Service Request.

For optimal user experience and higher search engine page rankings, see these SEO guidelines for creating URLs.

Create a Link


First decide the shorter URL. For example, the long link www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/great-recipes/macaroni-and-cheese.cfm could be shortened to go.ecu.edu/mac-and-cheese.

For URL recommendations, visit Web Standards: Section VI. Domain Names and URL Management.

Next, log in to tools.ecu.edu and choose the go.ecu.edu service. Enter your new URL in this format: go.ecu.edu/your-chosen-url-here (see example above). Add tags to each shortened URL to easily find all shortened links for your department.

You now have a shorter URL to use in print, web, email and social media. You can also choose a generated hash for a short, nondescript URL particularly useful for social media applications.

See these step-by-step instructions for more information.