"crunch them ginormous urls"
Project Cleanup - April 5, 2016
This website has seen spam galore! 460,000 LitlURLs have been created in 7 years' time. That's an average of 180 / day. Most come from bots since I allow automated submissions. Periodic massive sweeps have cleaned out much of the detritus of spam links. I've learned a little in the process. 1) How *many* sites are compromised, and 2) what they want to sell you -- cheap pharmaceuticals.
Right now, the database is down to only just under 63,000 links! You can see the last 20 URLs submitted by "real" users here.
Downtime - September 16, 2009
Believe it or not, a FedEx truck tore the internet cable right off the telephone poles, causing yesterday's downtime of nearly 8 hours! Read about it
Six months of service - September 15, 2009
LitlURL.net has been operating for six months now. The DB has close to 9,500 LitlURLs. We're looking to soon hit the 10,000 link mark!
8,000 links - July 3, 2009
The database now contains 8,000 LitlURLs. Happy Independence Day!
Humble beginnings - March 25, 2009
Started just 11 days ago, LitlURL.net already has 777 links in the database!
You are granted normal use of translating long web URLs into short URLs through this service. Any attempt to translate links of an illegal nature will be removed immediately. This service may not be used to translate URLs with the intent of spam or any illegal activity.