12 April 2011

Using URL SHortening tools Bit.ly, Ow.ly, or Tru.ly Fund Gadhafi's regime

Really per Cringely turns out that domain is from Libya

A story in last Friday's Wall Street Journal points out the now painfully obvious fact that all .ly domains use the country code top-level-domain (ccTLD) assigned to Libya. To obtain a .ly address on the Web, you must fork over $75 to a registrar approved by Libya Telecom and Technology, which is run by the government of Libya. In other words, you're putting money in Gadhafi's pocket.

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