Where to buy a reliable .ly domain


Nowadays, it seems a lot of startups use the .ly domain. Is there any suggested registar to buy a .ly domain, that is secure?

I heard so many stories about guys that have lost their .ly domain when their sites get popular.

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asked Dec 7 '11 at 16:12
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  • Actually the .ly domains are going a bit out of style. 6 months ago they were trendy, but not anymore. – Alain Raynaud 12 years ago
  • The poster isn't asking that, he's asking who is a good provider – David Benson 12 years ago
  • I agree, it's all about .me – Chamilyan 12 years ago
  • Better ask this question at www.dnforum.com cctlds.com or similar sites. – Ross 12 years ago

2 Answers


The problem with .ly domain names has nothing to do with the domain name registrar. It has to do with the government that controls the .ly extension. If the country that controls the .ly suffix behaves irresponsibly, it doesn't matter what registar you use. It can still be taken away from you on the whim of that government.

answered Dec 8 '11 at 03:59
Gary E
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We've found Libyan Spider very good, never had any problems with them.

There are 5 authoritative nameservers for the .ly domain. Two of them are operated by Libya Telecom and Technology and are physically location in the country. The other three are location in Amsterdam, the University of Oregon and in New York. If a Libyan Internet black-out occurs, as it did, .ly domains continued to resolve from the remaining 3 masters.

answered Dec 7 '11 at 18:10
David Benson
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