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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Wikileaks Moved To Pirate Party Domain

Wikileaks Moved To Pirate Party Domain

Wikileaks Moved To Pirate Party Domain

Added: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
After experiencing many troubles with hosting and being finally cut off by its nameserver provider, Wikileaks website decided to move to a domain that was registered for it by Pirate Party Switzerland. Provider of the Wikileaks, EveryDNS, was forced to cease its services to the whistleblower site after experiencing continued DDoS attacks. This, of course, created another setback for the Wikileaks.

While the release of many US embassy cables has propelled the Wikileaks to the worldwide news last week, the website itself hasn’t a smooth ride at all. First, it suffered a continued DDoS attack on its servers in the beginning of the last week, which made the site to move to Amazon’s cloud hosting service. However, after a couple days the site was pulled due to complaints from the American authorities. Since the hosting troubles went on, Wikileaks had to abandon its .org domain at all.

Because of the prolonged DDoS attacks on the whistleblower site’s domain, the nameserver provider EveryDNS was finally forced to pull the plug on the website. The provider announced that such attacks threaten the stability of its entire infrastructure, while it provides access to almost half a million other sites. The company noted that Wikileaks was correctly notified about the termination 24 hours in advance.

In early December a termination notification letter was sent to the email address related to the wikileaks.org account. Apart from the email, the notifications were also sent to Wikileaks through Twitter and the chat function of its own website. EveryDNS explained that actually any downtime of Wikileaks was the result of its failure to find another hosted DNS service provider.

After being finally cut off, the service took a decision to move from its .org domain to a .ch one. The latter was registered for the service by the Pirate Party Switzerland this past summer. That was quite an interesting move of Wikileaks, but still not the ideal solution.

Meanwhile, the Swiss Pirate Party confirmed that it’s now indeed became the registrant of the new Wikileaks domain. But the main trouble is that Wikileaks has moved its operation to a new .ch domain, which uses the nameservers of the EveryDNS as well!

Wikileaks.ch is currently up and running, but it’s not clear how long it will keep that way. Since the .org domain of the service hasn’t been seized, the site can return there after finding a new nameserver provider.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

December 7th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site FriendKitty (2010-12-07 16:21:19)
aSBo avatarThanks for the update Sam :) & also to those freaky torrent people @ TorrentFreak :P

posted by (2010-12-07 18:10:58)
loversparadise avatarthts my fav. site. thx torrentfreak and sam.. LONG LIVE WIKILEAKS :D

posted by (2010-12-07 22:06:40)
spiritchaser5150 avatarYeah I tried their original domain and had no access But they moved to the domains that all of the torrent sites are having to move to. Here are some other links to wiki in case yours goes down. It would be ashamed if we let wikileaks die out.


posted by (2010-12-08 00:42:54)
HolyRoses avatarwww.wikileaks.ch is using dns.wikileaks.ch as the SOA

dns.wikileaks.ch has 12 IP's associated with it.

www.wikileaks.ch has 4 IP's associated with it.

I think it will stay running.

posted by (2010-12-08 05:58:21)
COZ5 avatarwhatever domain ,,, our a$$ govt. is gonna block every leaks :/

posted by Site Friend (2010-12-08 13:44:09)
karakurachow avatarThanks for the update SaM

posted by Blocked (2010-12-08 20:21:08)
menahunie avatarI just came across this and if true has got to be the dumbest thing these people are doing. Irregardless of your feelings about "freedom of Speech". You screw with financial institutions you get a very very nasty answer from any Law Enforcement Agency:

Hackers strike at MasterCard to support WikiLeaks

From Associated Press
December 08, 2010 2:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hackers rushed to the defense of WikiLeaks on Wednesday, launching attacks on MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swiss bank and others who have acted against the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange.

Internet "hacktivists" operating under the label "Operation Payback" claimed responsibility in a Twitter message for causing severe technological problems at the website for MasterCard, which pulled the plug on its relationship with WikiLeaks a day ago.

MasterCard acknowledged "a service disruption" involving its Secure Code system for verifying online payments. It was not clear how widespread the problem was. Earlier, MasterCard spokesman James Issokson said consumers could still use their credit cards for secure transactions.

The online attacks are part of a wave of support for WikiLeaks that is sweeping the Internet. Twitter was choked with messages of solidarity for the group, while the site's Facebook page hit 1 million fans.

MasterCard is the latest in a string of U.S.-based Internet companies — including Visa, Amazon.com, PayPal Inc. and EveryDNS — to cut ties to WikiLeaks in recent days amid intense U.S. government pressure.

The leaks of secret U.S. diplomatic cables have embarrassed U.S. allies, angered rivals, and reopened old wounds across the world. U.S. officials in Washington say other countries have curtailed their dealings with the U.S. government because of WikiLeaks' actions.

Visa said it was having no problems Wednesday. PayPal said it faced "a dedicated denial-of-service attack" Monday but had no problems with its website Wednesday.

PayPal Vice President Osama Bedier said the company froze WikiLeaks' account after seeing a letter from the U.S. State Department to WikiLeaks saying that its activities "were deemed illegal in the United States."

"It's honestly just pretty straightforward from our perspective," he told a web conference in Paris.

Offline, the organization is under pressure on many fronts. Assange is in a British prison fighting extradition to Sweden over a sex crimes case. Moves by Swiss Postfinance, MasterCard, PayPal and others that cut ways to send donations to the group have impaired its ability to raise money.

Neither WikiLeaks nor Assange has been charged with any offense in the U.S., but the U.S. government is investigating whether Assange can be prosecuted for espionage or other offenses. Assange has not been charged with any offenses in Sweden either, but authorities there want to question him about the allegations of sex crimes.

Undeterred, WikiLeaks released more confidential U.S. cables Wednesday. The latest batch showed that the British government feared a furious Libyan reaction if the convicted Lockerbie bomber wasn't set free and expressed relief when they learned he would be released in 2009 on compassionate grounds.

Another cable revealed that American officials lobbied the Russian government to amend a financial bill the U.S. felt would "disadvantage U.S. payment card market leaders Visa and MasterCard."

Yet another U.S. memo described German leader Angela Merkel as the "Teflon" chancellor, but she brushed it off as mere party chatter. She was also called risk-averse and rarely creative.

The pro-WikiLeaks vengeance campaign appeared to be taking the form of denial-of-service attacks in which computers are harnessed — sometimes surreptitiously — to jam target sites with mountains of requests for data, knocking them out of commission. xPer Hellqvist, a security specialist with the firm Symantec, said a network of web activists called Anonymous — to which Operation Payback is affiliated — appeared to be behind many of the attacks. The group, which has previously focused on the Church of Scientology and the music industry, is knocking offline websites seen as hostile to WikiLeaks.

"While we don't have much of an affiliation with WikiLeaks, we fight for the same reasons," the group said in a statement. "We want transparency and we counter censorship ... we intend to utilize our resources to raise awareness, attack those against and support those who are helping lead our world to freedom and democracy."

The website for Swedish lawyer Claes Borgstrom, who represents the two women at the center of Assange's sex crimes case, was unreachable Wednesday.

The Swiss postal system's financial arm, Postfinance, which shut down Assange's bank account on Monday, was also having trouble. Spokesman Alex Josty said the website buckled under a barrage of traffic Tuesday.

"Yesterday it was very, very difficult, then things improved overnight," he told the AP. "But it's still not entirely back to normal."

Ironically, the microblogging site Twitter — home of much WikiLeaks support — could become the next target. Operation Payback posted a statement claiming "Twitter you're next for censoring Wikileaks discussion."

Some WikiLeaks supporters accuse Twitter of preventing the term "WikiLeaks" from appearing as one of its popular "trending topics." Twitter denies censorship, saying the topics are determined by an algorithm.

Twitter's top trending topics are not the ones people are discussing the most overall, but those they are talking about more right now than they did previously, Twitter said in an e-mail Wednesday. If tweets were ranked by volume alone, the weather or other mundane topics could dominate the trends.

WikiLeaks angered the U.S. government earlier this year when it posted a video showing U.S. troops on a helicopter gunning down two Reuters journalists in Iraq. Since then, the organization has leaked some 400,000 classified U.S. war files from Iraq and 76,000 from Afghanistan, which U.S. military officials say contained information that could put people's lives at risk. In the last few weeks, the group has begun leaking a massive trove of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.

Some have begun to ask whether Washington itself shares the blame for the diplomatic uproar.

"The core of all this lies with the failure of the government of the United States to properly protect its own diplomatic communications," Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said Wednesday, criticizing the fact that tens of thousands of U.S. government employees had access to the cables.

Assange, meanwhile, faces a new extradition hearing in London next week where his lawyers plan to reapply for bail. The 39-year-old Australian denies two women's allegations in Sweden of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion, and is fighting his extradition to Sweden.

In a Twitter message Wednesday, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson shrugged off the challenges.

"We will not be gagged, either by judicial action or corporate censorship ... WikiLeaks is still online," Hrafnsson said.

posted by (2010-12-09 07:07:27)
pjth avatarif we allow one site to be closed because the establishment fears that we all know the truth where will it stop? WIKI LEAKS is the site that proves what we all suspected but never could prove.

a bunch of fascist sit in Washington and hide under the shield of elections. its time we vote for something else then two fascist parties.its time for independents that want to protect our freedom.

posted by (2010-12-09 07:11:16)
pjth avatarby the way. the so called rape victims had sex on 5 different occasions and never wanted to file charges for rape. all they wanted was the assurance that they did not catch a decease due to unprotected intercourse.
you can read this at orf.at if you are able to read German.

i wonder if WIKI LEAKS has material about 9/11 that makes Washington sweat so much about the truth.

posted by (2010-12-09 20:01:16)
spiritchaser5150 avatarAnd if you can't read German use firefox with a translator. Good point pjth. See I might not agree with all that is posted on wikileaks but I feel so strong about censorship and believe we do have a right to know the truth.

posted by Blocked (2010-12-10 10:07:43)
menahunie avatarThe arrests have started for the people doing the "operation Payback"..
As I said before when your screw with financial institutions you are in for allot of woe....

16-year-old boy arrested in the Netherlands over pro-WikiLeaks attacks 16-yr old arrested over Wikileak attacks
Posted on Dec 09th, 2010 by Courtney Boyd Myers

The Dutch High Tech Crimes unit has just announced the arrest of a 16-year-old in connection with hacker attacks on MasterCard and Visa websites, which we reported on earlier this week –Mastercard, Visa. The teen, who was arrested in The Hague, Netherlands is due in court Friday in Rotterdam, according to Dutch media. See the official announcement from the Dutch Police here.

“He is probably part of a larger group of hackers, who are under continued investigation,” the Dutch authorities said in a report on CNN. That larger group of hackers includes a group known as “Anonymous” who refer to their communications channel as “The Anon_Ops.” They released a DIY hacking tool earlier today via Twitter, so other WikiLeaks supporters could participate in the attack.

As we reported earlier, this group continued to target PayPal today in support of WikiLeaks because PayPal stopped handling donations to WikiLeaks last week. Amazon is now subject to attack as they shut down their hosting of WikiLeaks last week, saying it violated their terms of service by publishing potentially harmful material it did not own. “We can not attack Amazon, currently. The previous schedule was to do so, but we don’t have enough forces,” Anonymous said on Twitter. And WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said in court that not one person has been demonstrably harmed in WikiLeaks’ four years.

According to the Atlantic, some supporters like Evgeny Morozov see the use of DDOS attacks as a high-tech form of civil disobedience, but others, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, have condemned the attacks. WikiLeaks, itself, put out a statement saying they neither “condemn nor applaud these attacks.”

posted by Blocked (2010-12-12 12:30:34)
No avataru cant ban truth d:!! wiki leaks keep feeding the corperate world truth

posted by Blocked (2010-12-13 08:52:13)
No avatarand this wensday were gonna get a new site called Openleaks.org alot off the ppl from wiki stop there to open Openleaks.org so lets see whats gonna habben wensday

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