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Uh-oh [Update]

Dear all,

our happy sites http://chilp.it and http://chilp.me are currently down and, to be honest, it’s my fault.
Well, I moved a couple of OTHER domains from one hosting company to another today and I “accidently” changed the A record of those two sites, too.

I already reverted the changes but it might take some time to propagate to your favorite DNS server since the TTL was set to 10800 seconds at that time.

I am very sorry for the trouble.

Update: Traffic is coming back. Happy shortening!


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Malware attack?

Dear all,

we were experiencing a high traffic situation over the last few days which is slowing down today. It all started when ~50 seemingly random URLs mostly registered at Free Domain Hosters were shortened through our our happy URL shortener http://chilp.it last weekend.

Since all of this domains where shortened within a short amount of time and were sporting the distinctive pattern “/s.php” we found out about it and blocked those probably malicious URLs.

We most likely wouldn’t have given those blocked URLs a second thought but they received so much clicks our traffic load tripled over the last couple of days. Although we don’t know the nature of the attack we like to warn you about it and decided to publish those URLs here. Feel free to contact us if you got any questions.

Stay safe,

http : // kuyinewa.vistafree.info/s.php
http : // fokovamo.wspromoter.info/s.php
http : // cihobote.phpnet.us/s.php
http : // leluzaxi.pnoyhost.com/s.php
http : // nucabowu.297m.com/s.php
http : // jupujoti.tha.im/s.php
http : // yoyojop.fastlink.in/s.php
http : // givevuxe.metrohosting.info/s.php
http : // qifusid.zionnite.us/s.php
http : // kiwirud.freeweb.pk/s.php
http : // vuyexay.lhosting.info/s.php
http : // juliguy.thefreephphost.com/s.php
http : // kefahub.4mtm.net/s.php
http : // becifayi.my-php.net/s.php
http : // bemihufe.suga.com.ar/s.php
http : // voginide.literalseduction.net/s.php
http : // ginoyiva.hostingforfree.org/s.php
http : // leteqiya.krubpom.com/s.php
http : // daxoxuso.doang.net/s.php
http : // nomibow.my-host.us/s.php
http : // jawufox.botetr.com/s.php
http : // xejevaje.freehostingplus.net/s.php
http : // mohufir.twohosting.com/s.php
http : // zezayalo.hq-blaze.info/s.php
http : // haliveb.koon.pl/s.php
http : // zusacaqu.hostingperron.com/s.php
http : // dadizoti.2freehost.com/s.php
http : // zixevema.hostfree.in/s.php
http : // pekixufa.01lx.net/s.php
http : // lepupula.0adz.com/s.php
http : // xumukabe.ispace.in.th/s.php
http : // lukuqaga.3host4.info/s.php
http : // jesojebe.valhallahost.tk/s.php
http : // zopezato.4sql.net/s.php
http : // rugacoc.iran50.com/s.php
http : // buqeyoqu.johaneswisnu.info/s.php
http : // yedutit.pnoyhost.com/s.php
http : // xahixebo.vixo.pl/s.php
http : // tizoqum.habibye.net/s.php
http : // xikanabi.free-website.biz/s.php
http : // samuroko.starlinks.ro/s.php
http : // xiluyuba.suga.com.ar/s.php
http : // tocizere.mutk.us/s.php
http : // kopivoko.suga.com.ar/s.php
http : // weribowo.123bemyhost.com/s.php
http : // gukeruro.fik4.com/s.php
http : // tiqutuyu.0blaze.info/s.php
http : // yitosuse.hosthost.info/s.php

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Paint it!

Just to let you know: We just brought another fresh service online. Yeah!
Welcome to the Chilp Media Group Picture Painting Service http://chilp.me.

Paint a picture, share the short URL and make other people happy.
Easy does it: http://chilp.me/11 :-)



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IPv6 now

Great news: Chilp.it is now available via IPv6.

Host: chilp.it
IP: 2001:41D0:1:5B7d::


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New services coming soon

Dear all,

we’re heavily working on new services and will release an open beta of a fresh product soon. At this point I’m still not allowed to tell what it’s exactly about but I promise you’ll like it. ;-)
Oh, and it has nothing to do with short URLs…

Stay tuned,

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Open problem: Downtime [Solved]

Chilp.it is currently down due to our provider’s sudden need to terminate all services.

Just to let you know: We are heavily working on bringing the site back to life!
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

No previously generated short URLs will be harmed or lost!

Update: We ordered fresh and strong servers and will restore services soon. All short URLs will soon redirect to the wished destinations. Stay tuned.

Update II: The servers are in place, we are currently restoring the databases.

Update III: As soon as the databases are restored the DNS will be switched to the new server destinations.

Update IV: DNS has changed to the new IPs, services are slowly restoring. Stats and preview are still down.

Update V: All services are fully restored. Thanks a lot for your patience.


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Fighting spam, even better!

Dear all,

good news, we updated our brave spam fighting systems.
From now on every link that someone tries to shorten will not only be checked against our local blacklist and Google’s Safebrowsing API but also against Spamhaus’ DBL.

If that entered URL is in one of those lists the API or the web interface will respond with a new error:
“410 – Krch! Domain is blacklisted!”.
You won’t be able to shorten any links from this domain then.

All links that have been shortened in the past and magically end up on the blacklists will be blocked too.
As a result, the corresponding Chilp.it short URLs will stop working and won’t redirect to the destination anymore.

Happy shortening!


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Once again

Joyeux Noël – Frohe Weihnachten – Merry Christmas!


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Open problem: Downtime [Update]

Chilp.it is currently experiencing a rather long downtime, our provider is actively looking into it. There seems to be a serious network problem.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Update: The service is back again, we’re still waiting for a good explanation.
Update II: One of the main servers was suffering from a severe mainboard failure and needed to be replaced. Fair enough.

It’s all good now.

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Scheduled downtime: 2010-11-05, 23:30-08:00 [Update]

Just to let you know: Our happy servers will physically move to a new and fresh datacenter tonight. There will be a scheduled downtime of the Chilp it! service between 23:30 and 8:00 o’clock (GMT+1).
We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Well, why not just sit tight and hang in there? We’ll do pretty much the same… :-)


Update: All services are up and running again (2010-11-06, 08:52).

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