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Wikileaks Lost Domain Name, Amazon Services Following DDOS Attack, Changes Its Web Address

The DNS Company EveryDNS.net have terminated its services to the controversial Wikileaks domain name. Citing the reason as the large scale DDOS attacks. But Wikileaks has already reappeared using a Swiss web address.

Wikileaks has also used the micro-blogging site Twitter to urge its fans to redistribute its “raw” net address so it can be viewed at any time. Also there’re mirror sites, which Wikileaks hopes will provide constant access to the site.

The news comes as last week Wikileaks published 250,000 confidential US documents. 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.

As a result, the website moved to Amazon’s servers. But less than 24 hours later, Amazon terminated the services — saying 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 doesn’t violate this policy and willn’t cause injury to any person or entity.”

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.


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