Blogetry, a WordPress-based blogging platform shuts down approx. 70k bloggers account, with little warning and no explanation. BurstNet, web hosting company who owned the server that Blogetry resided on, sent the owner of Blogetry an email informing him that “due to the history of abuse and ongoing abuse on this ‘bn.***********’ server…We’ve opted to terminate this server, effective immediately.” After submitting a support request, and waiting over 24 hours for a response, BurstNet responded, “Bn.xx*********** was terminated by request of law enforcement officials, due to material hosted on the server. We’re limited as to details we can provide to you, but note that this was a critical matter and the only available option to us was to immediately deactivate the server.”
According to CNet, BurstNet was informed by the FBI on July 9 that links to al-Qaeda materials were found on a blog hosted by Blogotry. The FBI didn’t, however, order a takedown of the site. That was a mistaken explanation given by an employee of BurstNet.