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Letter.ly Domain Is a Casualty of Libyan Unrest

DIY e-mail subscription newsletter service letter.ly has just illustrated that the concern over Libya’s political turmoil affecting the stability of the trendy-but-Libya-controlled .ly country code top-level domains is not merely academic. The letter.ly team has sent the following email to authors on the service:

last week, the agency that we used to register the letter.ly domain was taken down as a side effect of the war in libya (.ly is the libyan top level domain). our domain registration expired, and we were unable to renew it. as the expiration propagated, the site appeared to be dead and emails sent to your subscribers probably bounced.

1) sorry for the hassle. it’s amazing that a physical war has affected our service in this way.

2) we are now letterly.net. this means that you will send emails to [email protected] instead of [email protected], and new subscribers should be directed to letterly.net/yoururl.

if you have questions / comments / concerns, i am happy to address them.

peace.

– adam

(Matthew Knell via Urlesque Tumblr. also spotted by Chris Dixon)

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