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Old 7th October 2010, 10:10 AM
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Old 7th October 2010, 02:12 PM
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Re: Dead .ly?

My question is how is "bit.ly" still up? I know their are tons of links to porn on that domain.

Also, there goes my plan in branching out to .IR too.
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Old 7th October 2010, 02:29 PM
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Re: Dead .ly?

This can make a good post on idnblog: why one should not trust gtlds and invest instead on the .com
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Re: Dead .ly?

Jose you mean ccTLD not gTLD

The point is how far you can trust it is largely a matter of how much trust you have in the national government of that country. .CN is really the poster boy for this lesson, for those who never learned it the hard way.

Personally I learned it from .VN where they entrust their registry to guys too shady to be night club managers. Last week I got an email saying something to the effect of Congrats, we have opened up our registration procedures and lowered prices. Fool me once....
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Re: Dead .ly?

Yeah, the bit.ly guys must be sweating on the wire.

They run dot LY URL shortening services for brands, so there goes that business model.

goo.gl is an easy service and keeps the Google analytics....simple.

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