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08 Oct 2010 15:11


Tech, World: Thanks, Libya: links could become a of the

  • standing out, A popular way to make your name stand out nowadays is to have the domain end in .ly, something hugely popular Twitter-centric services such as and Hootsuite (though its and services) have taken advantage of. The two-letter length also helps. Oh yeah, Mitt Romney uses it for his domain.
  • for themPerhaps this wasn’t thought through all the way, because the .ly domain is owned by Libya, a country not exactly known for its sparkling human rights record. And the country is upset about all the NSFW links that get shared on the services, putting entire business models in danger. Uh-oh. source