Is Art.sy in Violation of U.S. Sanctions?

Art.sy, the art search engine start-up that bills itself as the Pandora for the art world, is coming under fire for its name: the “.sy” suffix is the top-level domain name for the Syrian Arab Republic and those domains must be purchased from the Syrian government. According to an article in Slate, “Art.sy appears to have been breaking United States sanctions against the war-torn country.”
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