.ly Domain Registration

Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Libya

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What is a .ly domain?

Tech companies and start-ups known the value of a good name. The .LY domain name is the Country Code domain for Libya, but most notably recognized as a domain hack for creating short website addresses. Whether you are a Libyan local, a small business owner, a farmer, a construction company, or just someone who wants to get their perfect name, a .LY domain name is for you! Have you ever noticed how many words end with "LY"? There's only, silly, simply and bubbly to name a few! Word play and hack your brand name into a shorter website address and become an early adopter of the trendy .LY domain.

A .LY domain name is short, professional and memorable helping your brand differentiate yourself from the competition. Libya is not all sand and desert although their oil production is the largest of Africa. 80% of the population lives along the coastal region and 43% of the population are internet users.

Protecting your brand is as important as growing it. Registering your brand name in Libya is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you! Register your perfect .LY domain name before someone else does.

How do I buy a .ly domain?

Looking to buy a .ly domain name? You've come to the right place! 101domain has been providing registration services in Libya for over a decade, and is the recognized leader in international domain registrations.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because Country Code domains are our specialty.
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How do I transfer a .ly domain?

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FAQs for .ly

What is the registration term allowed for .ly domain names?
.ly domain names are cpr144449003101 available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .ly domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .ly cpr144449003101 during general availability is 2 Days.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .ly domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 4 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.ly); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.ly).
Trustee Service for .ly
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is cpr144449003101 not available for this extension.
How do I host my .ly domain name?
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .ly. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .ly requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
No. At present the .ly domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of cpr144449003101 the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
Grace period for .ly domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .ly domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .ly domain names?
You may visit them here: Liberia Domain Registration.cpr144449003101
.ly Domains Dispute & Policy

The most recent source for .ly domains regulations can be found at: www.nic.ly/regulations.php

This Regulation outlines the terms and conditions for registering domain names under the country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (".ly") with the General Post and Telecommunications Company (GPTC).


For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

1.1 GPTC: General Post and Telecommunications Company is the registration authority of the domain name space for the country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (".ly"). Thus, GPTC is responsible for the registration of domain names under the second-level domains (e.g., com.ly, plc.ly org.ly, gov.ly, edu.ly, med.ly, sch.ly, id.ly and net.ly). This includes the operation and management of DNS root servers for the Libyan (".ly") ccTLD.
1.2 Applicant/Registrant: Any entity or person that approaches GPTC or a recognized Registrar to register a new domain name or modify the information of an already registered domain name.
1.3 Registrar: An entity recognized by GPTC to administer the process of registration and modification of domain names under the second-level domains: com.ly, org.ly, med.ly, sch.ly, id.ly, net.ly...etc
1.4 Regulation: It is this document (Domain Name Registration Regulation in the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) which consist of terms and conditions that define the relation between the Applicant and GPTC regarding the registration of a domain name under ccTLD of Libya (".ly").
Application form: A form exists for registering a new domain name or modifying information for an already registered domain name. It will be available at the www.nic.ly web site and the sites of the recognized registrars.
2.1 GPTC administers the name space for the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya ccTLD (".ly"), under which a number of second-level domains exists.
2.2 The Libyan ccTLD (".ly") domain hierarchy is based on general category of organizations. The following are their definitions:
com.ly: Dedicated only for entities that provide commercial services. Also, registered trade names and marks can be registered as domain names under com.ly.
plc.ly: Dedicated only to entities operating as state owned companies.
edu.ly: Dedicated only for educational and training institutions, e.g., universities, training institutes, etc.
sch.ly: Dedicated only for Kindergartens, elementary schools, secondary schools, and high schools.
med.ly: Dedicated only for entities that provides health services such as hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies, etc.
gov.ly: Dedicated only for Governmental entities including popular congresses and comities, ministries, authorities and government agencies.
net.ly: Dedicated only for entities that provide Internet-related services, e.g., ISPs, web hosting, portal sites, etc.
org.ly: Dedicated only for non-profit organizations including societies, charities, clubs and youth federations.
id.ly: Dedicated only for entities or individuals that do not fit within any of the above definitions, including personal names.
3.1 The Applicant should fill in a domain name Application form and submit it to GPTC or one of its recognized registrars.
3.2 Registration of second level domains should be through the recognized entities below:
3.2.1 Second level domains; gov.ly, edu.ly and plc.ly can only be registered with GPTC and not the recognized registrars.
3.2.2 Second-level domains: com.ly, org.ly, med.ly, sch.ly, id.ly, net.ly can be registered at any of the recognized registrars.
3.3 Domain name requests are kept in a pending state until all the requirements are received from the Applicant within three weeks from the application form submission date. If no such requirements are submitted within this period, GPTC will contact (by e-mail) the Applicant asking them to complete their request. If nothing is received within a week, GPTC will reject the request.
3.4 GPTC is not under any legal obligation to screen requested domain names to determine if the use of a domain name by an Applicant may infringe upon the right(s) of a third party. Consequently, as an express condition of the grant of an Applicant's request to register a domain name, the Applicant represents, agrees and warrants as follows:
3.4.1 The Applicant bears the responsibility of obtaining legal permission to use the domain name which means that the use or registration of the domain name by him does not interfere with or infringe upon the right of any third party in any jurisdiction with respect to trademark, trade name, company name or any other intellectual property right.
3.4.2 It is the Applicant’s responsibility to secure a tradename or such to protect his right to the chosen name.
3.5 The Applicant certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge the domain name is not being registered for any activities/purpose not permitted under Libyan law.
3.6 The Applicant certifies that, all information contained in the Application form is complete, correct, true and accurate.
3.7 The Applicant agrees to inform GPTC of any changes, amendments or corrections to the information provided in the application form as soon as such changes, amendments or corrections occur. This follows that:
3.7.1 Any notices and notifications required to be given under this regulation by GPTC to the Applicant will be deemed to have been given if delivered in accordance with the provided contact information.
3.7.2 The Applicant is aware that the information provided to GPTC related to a domain name such as the Registrant’s name, telephone number, facsimile number, e-mail address and other contact details will be publicly accessible through GPTC’s server or in any form or media so deemed fit by GPTC.
4.1 GPTC registers domain names on first come, first served basis.
4.2 Domain names must not contain obscene, scandalous, indecent, or contrary to Libyan law or Islamic morality words, phrases nor abbreviations.
5.1 Any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular domain name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods. GPTC exempts itself from all responsibility for the verification of rights to a name. GPTC cannot act as arbiter of disputes arising from this kind of conflict.
5.2 GPTC will not be liable for any interruption of business, or any indirect damages of any kind (including losses of profits) or otherwise.
5.3 GPTC may suspend registration of a pending application for a disputed domain name in case of a conflict with another pending application or an already registered domain name until the conflicting registrants present a signed and written settlement of the conflict.
5.4 Acceptance of an application and registration of a domain name by GPTC does not endorse cpr144449003101 approval or support to submitted names of natural or legal identities, trade names or trademarks.
6.1 GPTC will notify Applicants of acceptance, rejection or modification, by email.
6.2 Reasons for GPTC to reject domain name applications are:
6.2.1 Incomplete or incorrect entries in the Application form.
6.2.2 The domain name is not correctly hosted in the name servers.
6.2.3 The Applicant or his request does not comply with GPTC's regulations.
7.1 Modifications are done only to contact and server information.
7.2 To edit domain names’ contact and server information, the Application form “Editing Information” should be used.
7.2.1 The Application form “Editing Information” will be found on the www.nic.ly website or at the recognized Registrars sites.
7.3 Request to make any such modifications must come from the Applicant/Registrant to GPTC or to the recognized Registrars. GPTC may take some additional measures to verify information for administrative reasons.
7.4 Changes of IP address and/or hosting Registrars are free of charge.
7.4.1 The Applicant/Registrant must communicate changes as to IP address and/or hosting Registrars to GPTC as soon as they are confirmed.
8.4 GPTC reserves the right to suspend or delete a domain name at any time in any of the following cases:
8.4.1 GPTC finds any of the information supplied to GPTC to be incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate.
8.4.2 The Applicant/Registrant is in violation of any of the terms and conditions in this Regulation.
8.4.3 An order is received from a Libyan court.
8.4.4 Deleted domain name will be put on hold for 3 (three) weeks before it becomes available for reuse to other applicants, unless necessity dictates deleting it permanently or putting it on hold for longer periods.
9.1 For any new or registered domains there will be an annual registration and maintenance fee
9.2 If the payment is not received within 8 weeks of the expiry date, the domain name will be deleted.
9.3 Libyan NGOs and public educational institutions will be exempt of any registration or maintenance fees.
10.1 This Regulation shall be interpreted and construed under Libyan Law.
11.1 The Arabic language is the language of interpretation, correspondence and the construction of the Regulation or anything related to it. However, the parties may use the English language for correspondence. In case of conflict between the Arabic and the English versions the Arabic version shall prevail.

GPTC General Postal and Telecommunications Company
Alzawia Street, GPTC Tower, Tripoli, Libya
P.O. Box 886 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Tel: + 218 (21) 3350830
Fax: + 218 (21) 3350832
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.nic.ly

13.1 This Regulation and its terms and conditions herein are subject to change from time to time.
13.2 The revised terms will be submitted to the General Assembly of “Libyan Internet Society” for consideration and passing by consensus.
13.3 Once a decision is reached to implement and/or modify the proposed amendments by the General Assembly of the “Libyan Internet Society”, the amended regulations shall bind the Registrant after 30 days from the date such changes take effected.
13.4 The Registrant’s continued use of any domain name registered with GPTC shall constitute the Registrant’s acceptance of the revised and new terms and conditions.
13.5 If the Registrant does not agree to any of such changes, it may request that its domain name registration be cancelled. The Registrant acknowledges and agrees that such cancellation will be its exclusive remedy and GPTC’s sole liability if the Registrant do not wish to abide by any changes.


NIC.LY © 2012

Domain Requirements for .ly

Are Individual .ly domain registrations allowed? Yes
Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .ly? Yes
Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .ly? No
Are some .ly domain names restricted? Yes
Violating rights to third parties, names and activities contrary to Libyan law are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
Does .ly domain have a special use? No
Other information I need to know about .ly? No
Are there any additional fees for .ly? No
Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .ly? No
Private Registration service available? No
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No

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