African Domains: Libya (.ly)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Libyan domain type, ie. “.ly”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.ly” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
.ly registration your Libyan domain, click here!.ly is also the file name extension of the lilypond format..ly is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Libya.
It was apparently at one point open for registrations globally, directly at the second level, and there is a scattering of sites in it, some taking advantage of meanings of "ly" in various languages and place names as a suffix, as in ita.ly. These are known as domain hacks. There are not very many sites actually in Libya that use this domain.
Currently, a lydomains.com site that formerly offered .ly domains for sale is abandoned and cybersquatted; according to the official registry site (nic.ly) it is no longer authorized as a registrar. The registry site promises that there will be multiple authorized registrars in the future, but at present only one, telephone carrier LTT.LY, exists.
LTT does not offer any means of registering domains online, but LTT's site does list one lone reseller, Libyan Spider Network, which does offer second and third-level .ly domains.
Second-level domains are sold at a substantially higher price: three times that of third-level .ly domain registrations.
According to the registration site, "any .LY domain names may be registered, except domains containing obscene and indecent names/phrases, including words of a sexual nature; furthermore domain names may not contain words/phrases or abbreviations insulting religion or politics, or be related to gambling and lottery industry or be contrary to Libyan law or Islamic morality."The second-level domains which are officially open to third-level registrations are:.com.ly: Commercial services.net.ly: Internet-related services.gov.ly: Government and ministries.plc.ly: State-owned companies.edu.ly: Educational and training institutions.sch.ly: Schools.med.ly: Health-related services.org.ly: Non-profit organizations.id.ly: Individuals.
Background Information :
Populationestimate 6,173,579 (July 2008) (105th) - 2006 census 5,670,688 - Density 3.2/km2 (218th) 8.4/sq mi
GDP(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $82.769 billion - Per capita $13,593
National AnthemAllahu Akbar God is the Greatest
AreaTotal 1,759,541 km2 (17th) 679,359 sq mi - Water (%) negligible
International Dialling Code218
GovernmentDictatorship - Leader and Guide of the Revolution Muammar al-Gaddafi - Secretary General of the General People's Congress Miftah Muhammed K'eba - Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi
Time ZoneEET (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2) Libya (Arabic: ãäãèÛ¿ãèÛº ÇÄ Lý½biyýü ; Libyan vernacular: Lý½bya ; Amazigh: ), officially the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Great Jamahiriya, SPLAGJ ( ÛºãäÛ ãàÛºãçãèÛãèÛ¨ ÛºãäÛ ÛÛ¿ãèÛ¨ ÛºãäãäãèÛ¿ãèÛ¨ ÛºãäÛ³Û Û¿ãèÛ¨ ÛºãäÛÑÛ³Û¬ÛÛºãâãèÛ¨ ÛºãäÛ Û¹àãë ÇÄ Al-Jamýühý½riyyah al-×ÀArabiyyah al-Lý½biyyah aÊí-Êáa×Àbiyyah al-IÊítirýükiyyah al-×ÀUß¦ômýü ), is a country located in North Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), 90% o which is desert, Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world. The capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya's 5.7 million people. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, the Fezzan and Cyrenaica.
The name "Libya" is an indigenous (i.e. Berber) one, which is attested in ancient Egyptian texts as
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