Libya

officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya... is a country located in the Maghreb regioin of northern Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between Egypt to the east, Sudan to the south east, Chad and Niger to the south, and Alger Ia and Tunis Ia to the west... Independent since 1951, Libya has been ruled from 1969 to the present by Muammar Al Gaddafi, who rose to power in a military coup. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya

registrar of the ".ly" domains, like BitLy

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ly - three popular Url Shortener services are registered in the .ly domain: bit.ly, the default service used by Twitter; ow.ly, a service used by default by the Hoot Suite Twitter client webservice; and 3.ly.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening#International_law - The nation of Libya, for instance, exercised its control over the .ly domain to shut down vb.ly in October 2010 for violating Libyan pornography laws.

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