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DNS Server Shuts Down WikiLeaks' Domain & Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks
EveryDNS.net and Amazon Web Services ^ | December 2, 2010

Posted on 12/03/2010 12:03:08 AM PST by bd476


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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.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: amazon; assange; paypal; switzerland; wikileaks


Amazon Web Services



There have been reports that a government inquiry prompted us not to serve WikiLeaks any longer. That is inaccurate.

There have also been reports that it was prompted by massive DDOS attacks. That too is inaccurate. There were indeed large-scale DDOS attacks, but they were successfully defended against.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rents computer infrastructure on a self-service basis. AWS does not pre-screen its customers, but it does have terms of service that must be followed.

WikiLeaks was not following them. There were several parts they were violating. For example, our terms of service state that “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.”

It’s clear that WikiLeaks doesn’t own or otherwise control all the rights to this classified content. Further, it is not credible that the extraordinary volume of 250,000 classified documents that WikiLeaks is publishing could have been carefully redacted in such a way as to ensure that they weren’t putting innocent people in jeopardy.

Human rights organizations have in fact written to WikiLeaks asking them to exercise caution and not release the names or identities of human rights defenders who might be persecuted by their governments.

We’ve been running AWS for over four years and have hundreds of thousands of customers storing all kinds of data on AWS. Some of this data is controversial, and that’s perfectly fine. But, when companies or people go about securing and storing large quantities of data that isn’t rightfully theirs, and publishing this data without ensuring it won’t injure others, it’s a violation of our terms of service, and folks need to go operate elsewhere.

We look forward to continuing to serve our AWS customers and are excited about several new things we have coming your way in the next few months.

— Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services Message 65348


1 posted on 12/03/2010 12:03:10 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

>> Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks

Amazon deserves the “Dumbest Corporation of the Year” award.


2 posted on 12/03/2010 12:07:34 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: All

Daniel Ellsberg is very unhappy about Amazon and has called for a boycott. For some reason his creepy little antiwar site doesn't want anything from their site posted here.

Hooray!!


3 posted on 12/03/2010 12:08:35 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476
Gibson USA
4 posted on 12/03/2010 12:11:34 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance


Now if you can play South City Midnight Lady on that Gibson, I'm all ears.
5 posted on 12/03/2010 12:20:17 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Well, most corporations are dumb, mendacious and malevolent to boot. As a rule, if you see someone with the title CEO, you can bet that if he were to hang himself from a corporate lamppost, it would drive his company productivity and health up by several per cent.

In other news, parts of the hacker community has now demonstrated that they are free to take down any domain. Want to bet when sites like FR will follow?


6 posted on 12/03/2010 12:27:16 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: bd476


7 posted on 12/03/2010 12:28:09 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: bd476

How about plain old “treason” being the reason.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 12:28:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gene Eric
Gene Eric wrote: ">> Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks Amazon deserves the “Dumbest Corporation of the Year” award."

Why do you support WikiLeaks??

9 posted on 12/03/2010 12:33:42 AM PST by bd476
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To: freekitty
freekitty wrote: "How about plain old 'treason' being the reason."

Yes, the soldier who stole the information and passed it to one of Soros' puppets committed high treason against our country.

While Julian Assange isn't a citizen of the USA, there are outstanding sexual molestation/rape charges against him in Sweden. Assange has committed espionage against many countries. It looks like time will be the deciding factor as to which country gets to prosecute him first.



10 posted on 12/03/2010 12:42:20 AM PST by bd476
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To: Hardraade
Hardraade wrote: "Well, most corporations are dumb, mendacious and malevolent to boot. As a rule, if you see someone with the title CEO, you can bet that if he were to hang himself from a corporate lamppost, it would drive his company productivity and health up by several per cent."


Yikes Hardraade, hate capitalism much? Looks like you came in the wrong door.


Hardraade wrote: "In other news, parts of the hacker community has now demonstrated that they are free to take down any domain. Want to bet when sites like FR will follow?"

I don't bet.

However you sound eager to expedite your hacker friends' illegal activity.

11 posted on 12/03/2010 12:49:18 AM PST by bd476
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To: JoeProBono
LOL! Cute!

12 posted on 12/03/2010 12:49:54 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

I’d almost rather hear Sleepwalk.


13 posted on 12/03/2010 12:51:23 AM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: EggsAckley
EggsAckley wrote: "I'd almost rather hear Sleepwalk."

As long as the steel guitar player is good, that would also be cool.



14 posted on 12/03/2010 12:54:35 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

is it possible to connect
to a website using its
4 number internet address?


15 posted on 12/03/2010 12:55:31 AM PST by Talf
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To: Talf
is it possible to connect to a website using its 4 number internet address?

Yes. Removing the host (A) records from the authoritative DNS servers only kills DNS. It does not stop one from reaching the server directly via IP address.
16 posted on 12/03/2010 12:59:47 AM PST by andyk (Hi, my name's Andy, and I was a BF 1942 / Desert Combat junkie.)
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To: bd476

>> Why do you support WikiLeaks??

Why do you ask bogus questions?


17 posted on 12/03/2010 1:02:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Talf

http://213.251.145.96/


18 posted on 12/03/2010 1:09:20 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Gene Eric
Gene Eric wrote: "Why do you ask bogus questions?"


Far out, a game player. Dude, you are the very description of bogus, that or you've been up too long, need sleep, or something along those lines.



To: bd476

>> Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks

Amazon deserves the “Dumbest Corporation of the Year” award.

2 posted on 12/03/2010 12:07:34 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)


To: Gene Eric
Gene Eric wrote: ">> Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks Amazon deserves the “Dumbest Corporation of the Year” award."

Why do you support WikiLeaks??

9 posted on 12/03/2010 12:33:42 AM PST by bd476

19 posted on 12/03/2010 1:22:13 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Now, you’re messing with my head, man. It’s like a question in a question...


20 posted on 12/03/2010 1:24:58 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
Gene Eric wrote: "Now, you're messing with my head, man. It's like a question in a question..."


Ooops, boomerang effect.

or

That can happen when you choose to engage the dialectic method within a discussion.


21 posted on 12/03/2010 1:39:28 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476
Yikes Hardraade, hate capitalism much?

Nope ;). But as corrupted as things are now, corporations are not capitalism. Neither are the stock exchanges.

However you sound

And you sound a few pixels short of the big picture. All too common, these days.

22 posted on 12/03/2010 1:43:01 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: bd476
WikiLeaks was not following [the TOS]. There were several parts they were violating.

I am shocked, shocked, to find gambling going on in this establishment.

23 posted on 12/03/2010 1:51:08 AM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: All

WikiLeaks moves to Switzerland http://wikileaks.ch/

http://twitter.com/wikileaks


24 posted on 12/03/2010 2:06:49 AM PST by bd476
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To: Hardraade

Hardraade wrote: " ' Yikes Hardraade, hate capitalism much? '

Nope ;). But as corrupted as things are now, corporations are not capitalism. Neither are the stock exchanges. And you sound a few pixels short of the big picture. All too common, these days."


Awwwww, Hardraade, there's nothing sadder than an anti-capitalist troll. I'd offer you a hanky but I paid for it with U.S. currency, the very currency which is an obvious anathema to you.


25 posted on 12/03/2010 2:15:13 AM PST by bd476
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To: garbanzo
garbanzo wrote: "WikiLeaks was not following [the TOS]. There were several parts they were violating. I am shocked, shocked, to find gambling going on in this establishment."


Wikileaks as a den of thieves is one of many points that some pro-wikileaks people are missing.

26 posted on 12/03/2010 2:18:09 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

>> That can happen when you choose to engage the dialectic method within a discussion.

But are not dialectics pointless without a discussion?

BTW, I’m pissed at Amazon’s peddling of the infamous book on pedophilia, and its torpid response to the WikiLeaks problem.


27 posted on 12/03/2010 2:20:29 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: bd476

“Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks”

Think this through. 1)We know this is a Soro’s Money. 2)We know his goal. 3)We know his hand picked puppet is Obama. 4)We think that Hellary is Obama’s biggest challenger in 2012. We know Amazon pull the “link” just before exposing the Financial business (B of A maybe).
Here’s what I think. The leaks target the Clintions(State Department). The Clintions have their sights on something much higher than president.
Soro is motivated by power and money. Clintions are motivated by Marxist principles and power.
There is a “Power Struggle” a the top of the progress socialist movement.


28 posted on 12/03/2010 3:48:02 AM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: bd476

It’s interesting to me that this only happened after WL said they had damning info about a giant U.S. bank (or two).


29 posted on 12/03/2010 4:00:03 AM PST by TruthBeforeAll (To a liberal, an idea that is a complete disaster, is only so because there's not enough of it.)
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To: bd476

Hehe. You’re not gonna impress me by posting at me in purple, my boy.

Try, instead, and rustle up some corporates (and I’m *not* talking about mom&pop businesses) with integrity. Hint: if you pick anything controlled by Obama, Clinton, Soros, Gore or any of their friends, you lose.

Now, coffee :)).


30 posted on 12/03/2010 4:56:11 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: bd476

Assange is begging to be on the receiving end of an “extreme prejudice” covert op.

Pfc. Manning needs a court martial and either a firing squad or to live out the rest of his years at Leavenworth.

Neither will occur under this administration.


31 posted on 12/03/2010 5:27:31 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: bd476

I didn’t take the poster’s remark as supportive of Wikileaks, just as a criticism of Amazon.


32 posted on 12/03/2010 5:27:40 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: Jeff Chandler

Thanks Jeff ........... Since they’re out there, I’m going through them while still available! I wish there was some way to download them all at one time. Off to work out, have a great day (read your heart moving about page, excellent to say the least).


33 posted on 12/03/2010 5:28:54 AM PST by Old Badger (boy do opportunities abound everywhere for Real Conservatives!)
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To: bd476
Amazon, shmamazon.

I won't post the link here out of respect to JimRob, but punch wikileaks ip address into your search engine of choice and you'll get to WL's archive pretty quick.

Rest assured that as soon as the Bank of America documents show up I'll be scouring and harvesting.

34 posted on 12/03/2010 6:10:03 AM PST by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: bd476

This soldiers needs to hang but Wiki Leaks could have done positive things outing corrupt politicians like the usuarper and some of the banksters. Bank America, Goldman and others. Citicorp is another horrible company along with GE.


35 posted on 12/03/2010 9:50:42 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: bd476

I will buy a book from Amazon in their honor.

Incredible isn’t it? A smple shut down of their website can shut up a one hit wonder of leaking classified material.


36 posted on 12/03/2010 2:57:33 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: WOSG; bd476; All
Incredible isn’t it? A smple shut down of their website can shut up a one hit wonder of leaking classified material.

Actually, no, DNS server didn't shut down their website or even the TCp/IP access to it, it just made it a little more difficult to find and/or connect to with the embedded links that refer to its URL - an inconvenience, at most.

Wikileaks, however, now gotten into really serious trouble because eBay subsidiary, PayPal (Wikileaks payments and funds transfer processor) has just frozen their account and cut all access to its account, for the same reason as Amazon - "violation of acceptable use policy".

Now, that's gotta really hurt... big time!

37 posted on 12/03/2010 11:15:55 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Frantzie

Wiki Leaks was originally started by Chinese dissidents to report human rights abuses. Then it was taken over by Assange. He has since leaked the names and locations of human rights workers in Afghanistan, who are now targeted by Assange thanks to him.
I would not say “tap” him on sight. Capture him, do an extreme rendering to find his other sources and sponsors (Georgy Schwartz?).
As for outing corporations, will Assange set up an extortion operation, after the first few releases?


38 posted on 12/04/2010 8:07:29 AM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks bd476.


39 posted on 12/05/2010 6:27:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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