Items tagged with Libya

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...
.ly domain extension holders are being warned of possible issues, via the registry body controlling that extension. It's such that even bit.ly, the extremely popular URL shortening service, might need to watch out. The .ly domain extension is controlled by NIC.ly, the domain registry and controlling body for the Libyan domain space. According to Violet Blue, the vb.ly domain she co-owned with Ben Metcalfe was seized because the content, not the domain, was considered offensive, obscene and illegal according to Libyan Islamic Sharia Law. Violet Blue calls herself an "author, Columnist, blogger and sexuality futurist." vb.ly was designed, her blog post says, to be a link shortener that celebrated... Read more...