The .ly Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1988

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .ly websites

Global 70.
Global 1,063.
Global 2,806.
Global 3,844.

About .ly

What is .ly?

The .ly domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Libya.
Libya with its estimated population of 6,469,000, ranks as the 34th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .ly extension are very popular in Libya and around its geographical area. You can register your own .ly domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ly ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1988.

Who can register .ly domain?

The .ly extension can be registered by any organisation or individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ly extension?

A .ly domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Libya. In Libya the first language is Arabic. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .ly extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a domain name always remember the following limitations:
A .ly domain can have alphabets, numbers and dashes "-" or any of these combinations.
A domain name has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Dashes cannot begin or end your web name. A .ly web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
Maximum length of a domain can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 4 characters (including extensions like .ly).
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ly web name can be registered 1 to 2 years at one time.