Items tagged with Domain Name

The domain name registry NIC.ly started a ruckus earlier this week, when it revoked the vb.ly domain shared by Violet Blue and Ben Metcalfe. On Friday, NIC.ly decided to chime in and give its side of the story. To be honest, the actual reason for the revoking of the domain name is what we expected: it violated local law. vb.ly advertised itself as a sex-friendly URL shortener, and that just doesn't go over well under Libyan law. Here's an excerpt from NIC.ly's statement: In reference to the vb.ly incident: the domain’s purpose (proclaimed by its registrants themselves) was to serve as a ‘sex friendly URL shortener’, mainly for adult uses. This means that vb.ly had a policy different... Read more...
America Online has been making some BIG changes in the way they do business as of recent. AOL has previously announced that its services would be available to broadband users at no cost, and now AOL is giving the details on offering free personal e-mail domains. AOL has changed its business strategy to combat dwindling consumer interest, and intends to shift to a service more capable of competing with the likes of content juggernauts like Google and Yahoo. "Called My eAddress, the service enables someone to choose any email address they wish using the .com or .net domains. As a result, a person could set up separate addresses for communicating... Read more...