WikiLeaks faces block from DNS provider

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London, Dec 3: Wikileaks continues its eternal game of hide and seek as United States continues to hound the whistle-blower website from making further damage to the already dwindling US reputation.

The internet world is not helping matters either as whoever is associated with the controversial website want to cut of all ties with it. The wikileaks website went offline again when the company providing its DNS services decided to terminate the whistle-blower website's account.

This comes soon after Amazon Web Services (AWS) decided to end its association with the site, leading to the website going offline for a few hours. The site re-emerged in its earlier Swedish host's domain Bahnhof.

"WikiLeaks.org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks," WikiLeaks tweeted, after its website went offline for the third time in a week. EveryDNS.net in its defense said that WikiLeaks violated 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."

EveryDNS.net had hosted WikiLeaks for a good four years, and in a statement to an Australian website said, "The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the EveryDNS.net Acceptable Use Policy".

"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," the statement added.

Wikileaks faces immense pressure for the scandalous classifieds documents that has exposed many world leaders and caused huge embarrassment to the US. Wikileaks will have to register wikileaks.org which it owns until 2018 with another domain host in order to get its site up and running again.

ANI.

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