URL.ie Blog

July 27, 2012
Moving to Dublin!

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URL.ie is in the process of being moved to Dublin. During this time, all shortened URLs should still resolve as normal. Unless your network/ISP is caching DNS, you should be able to create short URLs as normal, as well.

If your ISP is caching DNS (longer than it should be), then you will be forwarded to new.url.ie for a short period (the duration of which is determined by your ISP). This is a temporary measure to offer a workaround for users on ISPs that have abnormal DNS policies, and will be retired in a few days.

This post will be updated as the various stages of the move are completed.

Update 1 [31st Jul, 3.36PM BST]: We’re switching to read-only mode, while data is being copied to new server.

Update 1 [31st Jul, 4.09PM BST]: We’ve made the move (to Dublin, Ireland). If your ISP is ignoring DNS settings and is caching the old IP address for URL.ie, you’ll be redirected to new.url.ie (for a day or two only). You should now be able to use URL.ie normally again (even if your ISP is not being nice with DNS). If not, please let us know.


  1. I wrongly assumed that it was in the US at first.
    To discover it was here in the UK is quite saddening.

    audioboo.fm — October 22, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
  2. Not sure if this was a spam comment or not (and I’ve removed the URL which was a shell AudioBoo account pointing to an iPod Dock site). However, if genuine, yes URL.ie was in the US at first. It moved to the UK to be closer to its target Irish audience. Irish dedicated hosting was expensive and lacked decent support / facilities. It has since moved to Ireland (VPS hosting at first, then cloud hosting).

    cgarvey — November 20, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

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