FIXED: URLs Not Shortening Properly

NOTICE: This bug has been fixed.

example of bug

We're currently experiencing problems when shortening new long URLs. When you enter a long URL, it returns an incorrect shortened URL in the "Shortened URL" field. The correct shortened URL is, however, available in the list of "Your Recent Links."

For example, I just shortened a URL from the Department of State and it returned http://go.usa.gov/l2M, which will not work. However, the URL under my recent links is http://go.usa.gov/l2e, which does work.

Until we get this bug fixed, you can still use Go.USA.gov, but be sure to use the short URL listed under "Your Recent Links." We apologize for this problem and we're working to fix it as quickly as possible.

We'd like to thank everyone who brought this to our attention. Watch this space for updates on this issue.