I have decided to shut down my URL shortening sites, lolz.ws and lulz.ws, on August 9.
Here are some of the reasons why I have come to this decision:
- The lack of traffic on these sites.
- Most URLs were created by spammers.
- lolz.ws was in the jwSpamSpy spam list for which reasons I do not know, causing it to be blocked by some web filters.
- No email has ever been sent from this domain since the day I registered it.
- It has since been taken out of the spam list as I requested but some filters still block the domain.
- lolz.ws was once blocked for pornography.
- The fact that there are many other URL shortening sites out there.