[At-Large] Libya terminating unacceptable .ly domains

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Oct 7 21:38:50 UTC 2010

> http://benmetcalfe.com/blog/2010/10/the-ly-domain-space-to-be-considered-unsafe/

Well, honestly, it was pretty stupid to put a sex site on a domain in a 
Muslim country.  (Violet Blue is a very elegant high class sex site, but 
there's no way it's anything else.)  Their argument that it vb.ly was only 
a redirector to the underlying site may have been technically correct, but 
it was just silly since it was utterly obvious to anyone what showed up on 
your screen if you typed http://vb.ly in the address bar.

I also have a short ly domain at http://jl.ly, and it's true, they appear 
to have realized that it was not a great idea to sell off the two letter 
domains for $75 each, but I haven't seen any evidence that they're 
reclaiming two letter sites in general.


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