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This story was written by Joseph Tartakoff.


Apparently, there was more interest in tr.im than the owners of the URL shortening service initially thought. Only two days after Nambu announced it was shutting the service down because it couldn’t sell it and didn’t see a way to compete with rival bit.ly, tr.im is up again. “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the popular response, and the countless public and private appeals,” tr.im’s Eric Woodward says in a post (via SAI). “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.ims future.”

Those options include a sale. Nambu is trying to sell tr.im for between $80,000 and $100,000, according to TechCrunch.

In his previous post, Woodward said that “no one wanted to take” tr.im over, even for a token amount of money. But perhaps now that it’s more widely known that tr.im is available, there will be some additional interest. In the meantime, though, tr.im has likely lost users who are rightly concerned that their links may not last—if Nambu changes course again.

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