In my "how to choose a URL shortener" article last year, I warned that the country domain that a shortener used might be an issue to consider. A year later, that's even more so, as a Libyan .ly domain used for an adult content shortener has been closed.
Libyan Registrar Takes Back Domain
Earlier this week, Nic.ly -- a domain registrar in Libya that handles Libyans domains -- took back the vb.ly domain from its American owners, after it was in use for a year.
Reason? The owners, Ben Metcalfe and noted sex blogger Violet Blue, were told the domain was violated Nic.ly's terms as it was being [...]
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