You can create links to anything using yas.nz but at this time we've decided to restrict user access to New Zealand.
To do that we need to check if you're in New Zealand and we do that we send a validation email to your your email address with '.nz' on the end or send a code to your mobile phone starting with +64 2.
If you'd like to use yas.nz and can't meet either of those criteria but you are in New Zealand, or you once visited a cousin who lived in Taupo for three weeks, drop us a message via the Contact Page
Unless you've been living under a rock you know that spam, phishing and malware are huge problems on the Internet.
To avoid becoming part of that problem we use a couple of commercial domain 'blacklists' and some real-time spam/UCE filters for links that get shrunk on the site.
We also block a few hundred porn and offensive domains to avoid being the 'middle man' in delivering folks to sites they didn't expect to see.
If you've tried to add a link you believe shouldn't be blocked let us know via the Contact page and we might white-list the domain if it's clearly blocked in error.
We also require valid formed URLS, https:// and http:// included. We will not shrink links to other protocols at this stage. (ftp:// etc)
Oh, and we also wont let you shrink links that are to other link shrinkers, or are already short URL's to start with. Multi-hop redirects are just silly, and why would you shrink an already nice short link?
See FAQ 'Why do I need to log in?'
yas.nz does not send emails to anyone who is not a user, and then very rarely!
We provide a link shrinker / redirection service.
If you received a spam email with a link in it using our service please forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Contact Form to send the details and we will check it out and will disable the link and disable the users account that created the link if it's breaches our Terms and Conditions. We have a zero-tolerance of UCE / SPAM.
For the yas link that looks like: https://yas.nz/abc simply put a '+' on the end so it looks like: https://yas.nz/abc+ and you'll get some information about the link.
When we started to re-write lngz.org in late 2015 the decision was made to to look at a New Zealand domain, and yas.nz was short, and catchy.
Shortened links to lngz.org will still work as they did before and all of the raw logs have been kept so history of visitor counts and country codes are still there.
The statistics and mapping functionality that lngz.org had will be moved to yas.nz over the next month or two, but if you're missing something specific please drop us a line!