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What Happens To .Ly Domains When Libya Shuts Down The Internet?

02/21/2011 11:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When the Libyan government pulled the plug on the country's Internet access on Friday, many outside the country were concerned about the implications the shutdown would have on the country's top level domain (TLD). After all, the .ly domain is a popular alternative to the .com, used by a number of companies, but arguably most commonly associated with its usage as a URL shortener.

No surprise then, John Borthwick, CEO of Bit.ly was quick to respond to an inquiry on the Q&A site Quora that asked if .ly services would be interrupted with Libya offline.

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