In addition to previously posted articles on ensuring .ly stability during the political crisis - http://brief.ly/35h/ - Libyan Spider has posted press-release explaining the situation.
With recent events of unrest in Libya, many of our clients and also our partners have reached out to us concerned for our well being and safety. We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those who have reached out to us and truly appreciate whole-heartedly for their attention and compassion.
We realize and understand the concerns that .ly domain owners might have regarding the future of .ly and whether they are in any danger of malfunctioning. We, at Libyan Spider, felt it was necessary to release a statement to answer and put at ease the worries that you may have regarding your .ly domains.
.ly top-level domain works on five .ly root servers. Two are located in Libya, two are in the United States, and one is in Europe. In order for a .ly domain to stop working, all five must be offline or transmit empty responses. The Libyan servers are not in danger of being offline due to the fact that GPTC (General Post and Telecommunication Company), which controls the Internet in Libya and is also the legal representative and registry of .ly, has taken care of this issue by listing the Libyan .ly root servers in a “white list.”
Despite the Internet connection to and from Libya being temporarily suspended, the communication and synchronization between the root servers takes place. Hence, .ly domains will not be affected and will continue to run. For your information, the Internet within the country is fully on.
Currently there is no access to nic.ly web site from outside Libya, so if someone needs to change the whois details including name servers, he or she can ask our Libyan Spider staff and we will execute any necessary changes from Tripoli.
If your domain names are up for a renewal, you will still receive the notification from the registry, and the renewals are done as usual via your Libyan Spider account. Our servers are hosted outside Libya and hence are accessible from the rest of the world.
Libyans, including the Libyan government, also use .ly domains. Shutting down .ly zone would not only affect international domain owners, but also the Libyan domain owners including the Libyan government. The only missing bit at the moment is the Internet connection between Libya and the outside world and we are looking forward for it to be restored soon.
We hope this answers any raised questions. Should you need any further clarification or help, we will be there for you to help. We thank you for choosing Libyan Spider and appreciate your business.
For any queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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