Wikileaks re-boots within hours of DNS retraction
It seems you can’t keep a good whistle blowing website down, as Wikileaks was back up and running within hours of being booted off its US DNS host.
The site has transferred its business to a Swiss hosting firm dropping the .org tab for a .ch moniker, within seven hours of US DNS provider EveryDNS.net pulling the plug on the site, the UK’s Mail on Sunday reported.
EveryDNS dropped Wikileaks.org and associated Cablegate.org sites from its servers in the early hours of this morning, claiming the sites breached its fair use policy as a sustained Denial of Service attack threatened access to other sites its hosted.
“These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites,” it stated.
However, the re-boot has prompted suspicion EveryDNS was pressured into action by the US government, the Mail said, after similar pressure saw Amazon kick the firm off its servers on Wednesday.
The hasty re-shuffle comes as UK police prepare to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, after the Swedish government corrected mistakes in an earlier Interpol warrant, the Daily Mail reports.
The Wikileaks founder informed the authorities of his whereabouts when entering the country in October, the newspaper said.