Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

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http://techcrunch.com – Art.sy, the New York City-based startup that has created a Pandora Radio-like discovery engine for artwork, has attracted some controversy over the years because of its domain name — .sy is the official domain suffix for the Syrian Arab Republic, a currently war-torn country which is the subject of several U.S. sanctions. Now, as violent conflict in Syria continues to escalate, it looks like Art.sy may be feeling some side effects — and making changes of its own. Yesterday, Art.sy’s main webpage went down, and the company was redirecting traffic to a backup site at Artsy.net. (IT news)