Remember when I said I would have a web site up by July 15? Yeah, about that...
Since I noted that ZendURL was getting negative reviews, many of the problems have been fixed and the control panel has undergone an overhaul. Free-webhosts picked up two reviews while ZendURL was taking no visitors, only one of which - a positive one - is useful.
The result: I'm starting to take ZendURL a bit more seriously again, but since registration came back online there have been no reviews on free-webhosts, and until there are I would be going in blind.
So I will be waiting a bit longer, probably a week or so, before setting up a web site. At that point I will probably "test the waters" with ZendURL for a period and get out if I don't like it. That's if ZendURL doesn't get a spate of negative reviews in the meantime.
Both polls are still ongoing in the meantime, and will terminate whenever a web site gets established.