New API and Partner Integrations
The best thing about an open API is that people can surprise you with great new ways to use your service. That’s definitely been the case here at bit.ly. We’ve been hard at work on new features that we hope to launch in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, we thought it might be helpful to share some of the things other that other sites have done using our API. Just over the...
Overnight bit.ly Database maintenance
We’ll be conducting some database maintenance overnight from 1-3AM Eastern time in order to increase capacity for some of our systems as we continue to grow. During this period of time, all existing links will continue to redirect. However, you will be temporarily unable to shorten new URLs, or view your metrics. Once the work has been completed, all services will be restored. We...
Sad day yesterday to see tr.im announce that they are shutting their doors, after failing to make a business of a nice service with a great URL. The bit.ly team suspected something was wrong over there — we’d seen some tweets about down times — but we had no contact or outreach from the Nambu/tr.im team till we emailed them last night. The permanence of the URL mappings is an...
Weekend bit.ly maintenance
bit.ly will be conducting database maintenance for approximately one hour on Sunday at 4AM Eastern. During the maintenance window, the website and API will be inaccessible. Existing links will continue to function normally.