URL shortening Tr.im is back indefinitely


URL shortening Tr.im is back indefinitely

Karl Flinders

URL shortening service tr.im has decided not to shut down 48 hours after announcing it was unable to continue and that its operator Nambu Network was shuting it down because it could not sell the service.

The company said on Monday: "We regret that it came to this, but all of our efforts to avoid it failed. No business we approached wanted to purchase tr.im for even a minor amount."

But the company said today it has since had many pleas to keep the service going. "We have restored tr.im, and re-opened its website. We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the popular response, and the countless public and private appeals I have received to keep tr.im alive."

We have answered those pleas. Nambu will keep tr.im operating going forward, indefinitely, while we continue to consider our options in regards to tr.im's future."

The company appeared to blame the social networking site Twitter for some of its problems, saying, "We just can't justify further development since Twitter has all but anointed bit.ly the market winner. There is simply no point for us to continue operating tr.im, and pay for its upkeep."

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