Friday, December 3, 2010

Wikileaks Domainless

The DNS of and have been erased in a move that may torpedo efforts to access the websites.
Amazon has terminated its cloud services relationship with the whistleblower site after pressure from a US government committee, according to a US senator

The websites can still be accessed via their IP addresses - and, respectively, according to a Wikileaks list of IP address mirrors. Alternatives are also on the mirror site.
However, the DNS registration that allows a user to enter an alphabetical web address, such as, no longer exists. Users attempting to type in the address will be served a blank page.
Wikileaks' DNS provider pulled the DNS registration at 10pm EST (3am GMT) after the site suffered a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. said in a post on its site that it had done so because the DoS contravened acceptable use policy.

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