There’s been a question as to what happens to .ly domains (i.e. the ones used by Bit.ly, Ad.ly and others) if these domain names are suddenly taken away by the Libyan government. As we wrote last Fall, vb.ly was seized by NIC.ly (the domain registry and controlling body for the Libyan domain space) because the content of the website was apparently in violation of Libyan Islamic/Sharia Law.
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Lately there’s been a backlash against blogs and open information on the Web, in general. It started with newspapers putting up paywalls again, but even former blogging kingpins are now hiding behind email subscriptions. And now Dave Morin, the CEO of stealthy startup Path and Facebook’s former platform chief, is arguing that information is more valuable when it is locked up behind a subscription… → Read More