News – Cli.gs to Shut Down

News – Cli.gs to Shut Down

By , Oct 05 in blog with 1 comment

News today that Cli.gs, one of the services used to shorten URLs on sites such as Twitter is to shut down at the end of this month. The service which has tens of thousands of users including myself, just can’t seem to make a profit, so the company has announced it will shut down on Sunday the 25th October, with the forwarding service operating until the end of November, the company states that after that it is anybodies guess as to how long the service will continue to forward the short URL’s to their destination.

According to the company spokesperson increased costs and time spent on customer service were the major factors for the shut down. On the other hand,Cli.gs major competitor Bit.ly, the default shortner for Twitter seems to be a bit of a roll lately.

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Comments

  • Russell Hall says :

    Yes, it’s a shame to see cligs shut down because they provided a good service. This is the second URL shortner service to go under during the past couple of months. It would seem that bit.ly is proving too hard to beat,.. and I must say that their whole site layout, stats, support and reliability is excellent.


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