Wikileaks lose their domain name
The DNS Company who provided the controversial Wikileaks with its domain name have decided to cut off their affiliation, effectively leaving Wikileaks with no domain name.
The news comes as last week Wikileaks published 250,000 confidential US documents, despite pleading from governments to halt the go ahead. Before the documents were published the website announced via Twitter that they were undergoing a huge DDOS attack.
On Tuesday, they were hit by yet another denial of service attack except this time with a little change from the previous. The Tuesday attack exceeded 10 Gbps while the earlier attack reached 2-4 Gbps.
At an attempt to shelter themselves from the attacks, the website took shelter with a move to Amazon’s servers. Less than twenty-hours later, Wikileaks lost its host with Amazon who replied that Wikileaks broke the policy, “You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content… that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity.”
With all the issues Wikileaks are having recently, it seems the website can’t catch a break.
EveryDNS.net has said they terminated its services because of the large scale DDOS attacks but Wikileaks seem to have now switched to a Swiss webhost.
Wikileaks has informed its Twitter followers that the even without a domain, the website can be viewed by its IP address. To help Wikileaks a little more, numerous websites have appeared which mimic the content Wikileaks posts with some even hosting the files on their own servers.
One of the mirror sites, Wikileaks.ch is being hosted on servers in France, which has sparked French Industry Minister Eric Besson to call for a ban of Wikileaks on French servers.