URL.ie Blog

May 25, 2010
Status update on URL.ie accounts

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We’ve been getting quite a few queries about our beta program for URL.ie accounts. As URL.ie is a free web service, paid-work takes precedence. Don’t take that to mean we don’t care, or don’t commit to providing a reliable shortening service 24/7; but it does mean new feature roll-outs can be held up by “real world” work!

We’ve done our testing, and are happy with the whole process. Our stats are using too much resources, however, so we’re battling with what to do here. While we chew on that, we’ll roll out simple stats and accounts for all, with detailed stats disabled for now. Reduced being the just the number of clicks / last click.

As of now, the beta program is closed. We’ll start to roll out “accounts for all” in the next few weeks. We have a bit of work to do on caching before we can flip the switch, but we’re nearly through all that!


  1. Well Done Guys! Keep it Up! 😉

    s.r. — May 27, 2010 @ 8:52 am
  2. Continued to be impressed and grateful for the service. Thank you and continued success. ^5!

    IQXS — May 29, 2010 @ 4:53 pm
  3. Great Service

    PrasadKoppoluu — October 8, 2010 @ 4:50 am
  4. My favorite URL-shortener by far. Would be happy to pay a
    nominal fee to help you stay alive.

    Dave Land — December 24, 2010 @ 5:14 am
  5. Cheers Dave! We’re hoping it doesn’t come to that!

    cgarvey — December 24, 2010 @ 11:05 am
  6. thanks and wish u all the best , keep it up

    Ali muhammad — February 18, 2011 @ 8:17 pm
  7. Hello, I came across your URL.ie shortener in the Maxthon Extensions… The last comment from your side was May 25, 2010. Do you have a date set yet when this URL shortener will be available to the public? Thank-you for your reply. Peter J. Kowalchuk

    Peter J. Kowalchuk — September 15, 2012 @ 6:47 am
  8. Hi Peter, it is available to the public right now. However, private accounts continue to be in beta. We’ve only released a few beta accounts (so that we can scale properly). As URL.ie does not have dedicated resources (nor does it use ads, etc., to offset costs), this process is slow. We’ll continue to release beta accounts as and when we are ready. That process will continue for the next few months, at least. When we’re happy we can scale, at a reasonable cost, we’ll open the accounts to the public, and announce it here.

    cgarvey — November 20, 2012 @ 3:21 pm
  9. Thank you for the reliable service. I can’t say this for most others.

    Axel Thor — March 1, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

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