20 Feb

ReadWriteWeb – Libya Shuts Down Internet

Rensys reports that Libya has completely shut down their Internet as of midnight Saturday local time.

Qaddafi’s Libya is engaging in the strategy that Mubarak’s Egypt used to little effect, clearly hoping for a radically different outcome.

via ReadWriteWeb – Libya Shuts Down Internet. Looks like Libyan domains such as bit.ly are still up however.

19 Feb

Quora – What will happen to http://bit.ly links when Gaddafi shuts down the Internet in Libya due to protests?

Should Libya block Internet traffic, as Egypt did, it will not affect http://bit.ly or any .ly domain.

For .ly domains to be unresolvable the five .ly root servers that are authoritative *all* have to be offline, or responding with empty responses. Of the five root nameservers for the .ly TLD: two are based in Oregon, one is in the Netherlands and two are in Libya.

via Quora – What will happen to http://bit.ly links when Gaddafi shuts down the Internet in Libya due to protests?. I use their bit.ly pro service to for my short links through http://jty.me/.