Controversial website Wikileaks.org is down worldwide. Apparently its DNS service provider EveryDNS.net has stopped providing service to it. Before that EveryDNS.net has also sent a 24 hour termination notice.
This has been confirmed in a tweet by Wikileaks which says: “WikiLeaks,org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks”
EveryDNS.net is providing its service to about 500,000 Web sites which has security concerns due to repeated DDOS attacks on the Wikileaks.org.
According to EveryDNS:
EveryDNS.net provided domain name system (DNS) services to the wikileaks.org domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated. As with other users of the EveryDNS.net network, this service was provided for free. The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the EveryDNS.net Acceptable Use Policy.
More specifically, the services were terminated for violation of the provision which states that “Member shall not interfere with another Member’s use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity’s use and enjoyment of similar services.” The interference at issues arises from the fact that wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites.
Thus, last night, at approximately 10PM EST, December 1, 2010 a 24 hour termination notification email was sent to the email address associated with the wikileaks.org account. In addition to this email, notices were sent to Wikileaks via Twitter and the chat function available through the wikileaks.org website. Any downtime of the wikileaks.org website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider.
Source: via TNW