Tracking and anonymisation service for links, of course it's being abused by spammers and scammers and just for a change they appear to have responded to my concerns very promptly and shut down the link.
This is a really good site for people both interested in demographics of users of a particular website or app as well as marketing targets. Unfortunately the site could potentially be used by people with malicious intent, but the site itself is clean and easy to use.
- No ads
- Used for phishing
This site can be used by anyone, especially since it's free. You will be prompted a URL that you will be taken to after opening your phishing link that is generated. You may even customize it further, to make it seem more trustworthy. Additionally, lots of the custom domains are very similar to well known ones, giving the unsuspecting user even more trust on the website. A full list of custom domains are listed on the main site.
Visiting the site without anything after the "hxxp://grabify.link" part is safe. Just be aware if it has some random code after it. So if you ever get a message from somebody with a misspelled domain link, chances are it's a grabify link. They can also be disguised as goo.gl links.
This website is safe, This is a tool for iplogging, If you see a https://www.goo.gl link then use a unshortner or use a VPN, Any abusive iploggers should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org, Don't trust Google because they set this site as a "virus", to protect everyone from iploggers, The false positive was lifted
TL;DR After all of that
BLAME THE COMMUNITY NOT THE SITE
Grabbify.link is a great site for getting ips and things for wowing you’re friends but it’s risky is someone abuses this info but still I am a friend with the dev and reason this tool exists is to greather intel on someone he is also making a new tool with me beta testing great guy who made this I know kids who use this tool so it works there just it’s overall a amazing tool
The website in general is good. It's what people can do with the website that can be malicious. This website can be used for good such as catching the location of pedophiles and criminals. It's due to selfish idiots that use it to dox their "friends" for "fun" that give it a down rating. If people focused on catching criminals rather than doxing their "friends" it would be much better. Blame the community that ruins it. Not the website.
The website itself is entirely harmless. So long as you're not stupid enough to give away your own IP address, you'll be fine. Run grabify.link URLs through a link unshortener like Urlex if you wish to see what they redirect to unless you're on a VPN or proxy. It is also good to use for precise analytics among other things, like tracking visits on a blog post or page easily. TL;DR don't be stupid and you'll be fine.
This site was being spammed in a chat group with a Goo.gl short-link by an anonymous user who was using the IP 47.205.*.*. The IP belongs to Frontier Communications in Tampa, Florida. Last two octets intentionally censored. Should there be a need to report the full IP to authorities arise, the full IP will be disclosed following US law.