[Wiki Leaks] Website Is Down WorldWide Due To DNS Service Pulled


by casey on December 3, 2010

Controversial website is down worldwide. Apparently its DNS service provider has stopped providing service to it. Before that 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 after claimed mass attacks” is providing its service to about 500,000 Web sites which has security concerns due to repeated DDOS attacks on the

According to EveryDNS: provided domain name system (DNS) services to the domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated. As with other users of the network, this service was provided for free. The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the 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 has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the 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 account. In addition to this email, notices were sent to Wikileaks via Twitter and the chat function available through the website. Any downtime of the website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider.

Source: via TNW


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