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    Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) Whither .LY (Libya)?
    posted by jon on Friday April 09 2004, @12:58PM

    elsiesvg writes "Here's an email that we've just received from the .LY registry. If anyone knows anything about this, we would appreciate any details they could give:

    Dear .ly domain user,
    Re. CcTLD nic.ly
            It is with regret that we have to inform you, that due to unilateral action by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (http://www.iana.org), the Domain Name Servers that host the zone files for the ccTLD .ly have been disabled.

           The ccTLD .ly has made repeated official requests to the above authority to relocate the Name Servers to an independent environment, to ensure the continued operation of the .ly zone. Unfortunately, these requests, so far, have been declined by IANA.
           Consequently, your .ly domain name(s), along with all other .ly domain names, will cease to function until corrective action is taken by IANA to rectify the matter.
           IANA is the international authority responsible for the management of ccTLD functionality. Thereby, only IANA has the power and authority to rectify this problem and reactivate the .ly name zone, consequently, allowing your domain name(s) to function.
           Despite our best efforts to maintain the continued operation of the .ly zone, its failure today is totally outside our control. The effect of this is explained in the disclaimer within our advertised Business Terms which each registrant has signed up to during the time of registering a .ly domain name. See our business terms at http://www.lydomains.com/businessTerms.htm.
    To get more information or to make a comment, please write to IANA at root-mgmt@icann.org.
           Meanwhile, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused. We will endeavour to keep you informed of any future developments.
           Your .ly administrator

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    by KarlAuerbach on Friday April 09 2004, @02:37PM (#13333)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    According to the ccTLD database the two name servers defined for .ly are (and have been since December 11, 2002):



    And that matches what one gets by doing a dig against one of the root servers.

    So all seems happy at the root zone.

    However, if one goes and asks those servers directly the first seems to not know about .ly and the second isn't even running a name server.

    So if there's a problem here, it seems, at first glance, to be self-inflicted and have nothing to do with IANA or ICANN.
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