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How did get a “.sy” url?

My answer to How did get a “.sy” url? on Quora

Here’s a generally useful tip: if you’re interested in learning more about ANY top level domain, visit the Wikipedia page for it—which will be in this case (just add the domain, complete with its dot prefix, directly after ).

The wikipedia page will tell you which country the domain refers to, who the registrar is, what restrictions there are on those domains and plenty more besides. In this case, .sy is Syria—not exactly the best country to be associating your brand with these days!

This is How did get a “.sy” url? by Simon Willison, posted on 31st May 2012.

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