#International Affairs
Act.ly, bit.ly, HootSuite (ow.ly), San Francisco Chronicle (sfg.ly)

Did you know that LY (.ly) is the internet domain belonging to the Libyan government? Every internet service that uses .ly is paying Muammar Gaddafi's government for the privilege - money that is being used to violently oppress the Libyan people.

Act.ly, bit.ly, HootSuite, The San Francisco Chronicle and others should stop using .ly domains and stop paying Gaddafi's government. At least one US-based internet service has been censored by Libya, and the .ly domain could be unusable in the event of international sanctions. The .ly domain is bad choice - and you can choose not to use it.

For more information see our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/boycottly

We, the undersigned, call on companies to stop leasing the .ly (Libyan) top-level domain and cease payments to Muammar Gaddafi's government. To stop subsidizing an oppressive dictatorship, and to safeguard our information, we will no longer patronize internet services, such as URL shorteners, that use the .ly (Libyan) top-level domain.


The Undersigned

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The Stop Subsidizing Gaddafi: Boycott .LY petition to Act.ly, bit.ly, HootSuite (ow.ly), San Francisco Chronicle (sfg.ly) was written by Jonathan Bair and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.