Wikileaks pinned down by its DNS Service provider

by Ankit Pandey on December 3, 2010

Wikileaks is down all over the world after its DNS provider EveryDNS.net curtailed its services to the website. EveryDNS.net has stopped giving its DNS support to the contentious website. This annihilation of services came after a 24 hours termination notice period.

Wikileaks confirmed the news on its twitter. In its tweet, Wikileaks said, ““WikiLeaks,org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks”.

WikiLeaks Wikileaks pinned down by its DNS Service provider

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In this context, EveryDNS.net said in a statement that it gave a prior warning to Wikileaks to change its DNS provider and hunt for a new one but the website failed to do that.

It is speculated that the services were curtailed primarily because of violation of provision which says, “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 intrusion at subjects took place from the fact that Wikileaks has become the object of numerous Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks are likely to affect and be a menace for the stability of EveryDNS.net. EveryDNS provides access to a large number of websites, almost 500,000.

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