Many knew the former Wi.to. For more than five years, the site has been a victim of projects that were put on ice due to lack of experience and wrong approach. The domain is currently used as an image host for me privately. Through ShareX I create screenshots or GIFs which I link here or just need privately to show or send pictures.
Wi.to was a successful imagehoster last year. With over 3 million picture uploads it was one of the most popular imagehosters on the net. The sad story developed after the summer last year when Wi.to was completely censored by internet service providers in India. The traffic originated 60% from India where we could cover the whole server costs. This censorship was caused by child pornographic content that was discovered too late to be completely deleted from the server. The funny thing about this story was that although there was a contact form on the site, this content was never reported. Despite trying to contact the internet service providers in India, we were not able to unblock the site due to this court order.
By the two-digit .to domain it makes the site so unique to do anything at all with it. At the moment, however, it is simply used privately by me and this will also remain so. At the moment the main page leads to a filehoster of a colleague I know very well and I would like to support.
The site ran completely on Chevereto software and was slightly modified. The servers were all located at Private Layer Inc. This gave us more flexibility with reported images where we could react accordingly. This would never have been possible with server locations like Germany.
Users were warned before the site was shut down that the site would be removed from the net and we could not finance it due to circumstances.