Are You Using an At-Risk Vanity URL?

Libyan flag used by the National Transitional Council

You’ve used the common URL shortener bit.ly, yeah? That .ly domain is the top-level domain for Libya, which, you’ve likely heard, is in the midst of a civil war. Betabeat reports it’s unlikely bit.ly—or any other website that wanted to have an adverb for a name—will go down if Libya cracks down on the internet. Fun fact: The top-level domain .tv is also at-risk—the island nation where the domain originates may be swallowed up by the ocean. Read the whole story on Betabeat.

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