URL shortening, a new approach

There is an approach in URL shor­teners that I have not yet seen, but think that has some merit: Store all the infor­ma­tion for the URLs in a DNS zone. Store the URLs you point to as TXT records. The zone can then be pul­led and peru­sed at will. That way, data is never stored in just one com­pa­nies data­base, you can just go in an pull those links that inte­rest you. If the shor­te­n­ing engine then allows for user spe­ci­fic zones, you can just get to all the data you are inte­res­ted in.

The pro­to­type should not be so hard to get in shape.