Protests in Libya Prompt Concerns About .ly Domains

A secondary story has come out of the events in Libya, affecting users in a way few people have ever thought about. The top-level domain .ly, used by the popular URL-shortening site and others, is the TLD of Libya. As Libya has intermittently shut down its Internet access in a curfew-like fashion, it raised questions about the security of Web sites that use foreign TLDs for their sites.