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Gaddafi ousted from Libya’s Whois

Kevin Murphy, November 16, 2011, 11:07:32 (UTC), Domain Registries

Libya has changed the Whois records for the .ly top-level domain to remove references to the usurped Gaddafi regime.

While ownership of .ly has not changed in the IANA records — it’s still delegated to the national General Post and Telecommunication Company — the name of the country has.

Until late last month, it was “Libyan Arab Jamahiriya”, a reference to the unique political philosophy of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who took over the country in 1977.

It’s now just “Libya”.

The change was made October 27, just seven days after Gaddafi was captured and killed by rebels in Sirte.

(Hat tip: @ianawhois)

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Comments (2)

  1. Kim Davies says:

    This change was made to reflect the country name change in the ISO 3166-1 standard. See http://www.iso.org/iso/nl_vi-11_name_change_for_libya.pdf

    kim

  2. jim mokol says:

    Gaddafi got rich off the oil from his country but never helped the poor people in his country. He also killed a lot of his own people too. Gaddafi did a lot of good things but he also did a lot of bad things to his people, that’s why he was killed. If you don’t know what Gaddafi did and why he was hated by his people, this article gives a great explanation on it.

    http://explainlikeakid.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-gaddafi-was-killed.html

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