any idea why short URL services fail very often?

Mozilla shows a "Problem loading page" error page:

Server not found. Firefox can't find the server at www.t.co.

This is especially true for t.co for example.

If I refresh continuously over a large period of time, it will eventually redirect.

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t.co is run by Twitter and like twitter.com itself it suffers from overloading. The same could apply to other popular services.

  • Thank you, Paul. Although that's hardly an excuse on their part.
    – Francisc
    Commented Jun 19, 2011 at 8:54

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