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Old 02-25-2011, 09:01 PM
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Libya Revolution Raises Concerns About .ly TLDs

I didn't realize .ly was the TLD for Libya. I use bit.ly, ow.ly etc.

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"It gives a sense of false confidence to state that country-code domains are impervious to these kinds of government-mandated Internet shutdowns," said Davies. "If a country like Libya decides to shut down the Internet affecting the registry operations of .LY, while it is unlikely to have an immediate effect unless they explicitly empty the registry data, it can have a devastating effect in short order."
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fas...ns_likely.html

Have you been impacted by any government shut downs?
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:52 PM
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This isn't what I was looking for about bit.ly and the Libya government shutting down the internet but here ya go:
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For a site like bit.ly with a .ly TLD, all five of the root servers would need to go down at the same time for access to the site to be restricted. It's nerdy, but integral to understanding why bit.ly kept chugging along when the Libyan government killed the Internet.
Why Libya can't shut down bit.ly

Somewhere I read one of their servers is in the States.
 
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:09 PM
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Somewhere I read one of their servers is in the States.
You are correct.

http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/168.143.172.53

168.143.172.53 Server Details
IP address:
168.143.172.53
Server Location:
Englewood, CO in United States
ISP:
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this is not very good news....
 
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I didn't realize ly domains are from libya. Why doesn't bit.ly and all those other hosts just switch to another domain that's us/european to ensure it doesn't go down or is less likely.
 
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I didn't realize ly domains are from libya. Why doesn't bit.ly and all those other hosts just switch to another domain that's us/european to ensure it doesn't go down or is less likely.
Had you read all the replies, you would have seen that bit.ly doesn't have to.
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This isn't what I was looking for about bit.ly and the Libya government shutting down the internet but here ya go:

Why Libya can't shut down bit.ly

Somewhere I read one of their servers is in the States.
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You are correct.

http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/168.143.172.53

168.143.172.53 Server Details
IP address:
168.143.172.53
Server Location:
Englewood, CO in United States
ISP:
NTT America
 
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:46 AM
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this is not very good news....
what make you think that its not a good news?
 
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:06 AM
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I didn't think about it yet. What will happen for these domains? Usually URL shorters use .ly domains. Who is responsible for probable events?
 
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