Starting September 1, 2020, Tiny URLs must be renewed annually by the URL owner. The Owner will receive daily email reminders 30 days before the renewal is due. Non-renewed URL’s enter the suspended state for 30 days. If the Tiny URL is not renewed during the suspended state, the Tiny URL will be removed and will no longer function. The Tiny URL will have to be recreated if it is still needed.
URL Validity Check
All Tiny URLs will be periodically checked for validity and safety. Any Tiny URL that is found to be invalid/unsafe will be immediately suspended and the owner will be notified. The suspension will work just as it does for Tiny URLs which have not been renewed.
Owner Validity Check
All tiny URLs will be periodically checked to ensure that the owner is still valid. If there is no owner or the owner is no longer valid (no longer associated with the University), the Tiny URL will be immediately suspended and the Administrator will be notified. The suspension will work just as it does for Tiny URLs which have not been renewed, although the suspension period will be 365 days instead of 30 days. Also the page displayed when a suspended Tiny URL is used will contain a link that will allow the user to take ownership of the Tiny URL.