Libya Government Shuts Down Vb.ly. Are Bit.ly, Ow.ly or Smel.ly Next?


Ben Metcalfe blogged out a warning after his domain Vb.ly was shut down by NIC.ly. He gave the reason, “because the content of our website, in their opinion, fell outside of Libyan Islamic/Sharia Law.”

This, with a number of other factors, was enough for Metcalfe to state that the “.ly domain space should be considered unsafe” and that other sites, like bit.ly and ow.ly, should be forewarned

If you’re interested, you can read Metcalfe’s and Violet Blue’s blog posts in full here.

Metcalfe outlines the following in the conclusion of his blog post of what he’s learned over the past two weeks since his domain was taken down:

via TechCrunch