I’ve been using bit.ly as a url shortened for a couple years now, and never stopped to wonder which country is “.ly”. It turns out it’s Libya. As in a Libyan firm whose chairman is Col. al-Qaddafi’s eldest son, Mohammed al-Qaddafi, not the rebels.
The same people who brought you JouleBug (of which I’m a fan, although I still don’t have a FaceBook account; I already spend too much time online as it is) have another option: gree.nr. I like a shortener that’s targeted at greens. And, since not many people are using it yet (they just launched), I now have a few short versions that make sense for my own websites:
I guess I’m a gree.nr cybersquatter.