(Oh, what I hadn't thought of is that by using a .ly domain, you are giving a fairly large amount -- £100 or so, .ly domains are expensive -- each year to the Lybian government.)
URL shortners are all the rage these days. If one of most popular ones was to suddenly stop working, a huge number of links and services across the internet would break.
So you’d hope that the main ones are all robust, reliable services, wouldn’t you?
So just thought I’d mention what the .ly in bit.ly stands for.
That’s be Libya.
But it’s ok.
Colonel Gadaffi is a calm, rational internationalist who likes the rest of the world and has never been known to interfere with matters. Rest easy.
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