Internet Boots WikiLeaks—Temporarily

Julian Assange's site moves to Switzerland
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2010 2:23 AM CST
Updated Dec 3, 2010 6:01 AM CST
With WikiLeaks.org offline, the organization has been communicating through Twitter and Facebook.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – WikiLeaks' US domain host terminated its account last night, making the website inaccessible for the third time in a week ... but it's already back online. EveryDNS, which had hosted the wikileaks.org domain name for 4 years, said the site has become the target of multiple denial-of-service attacks, threatening EveryDNS's infrastructure, Gawker reports. But hours after being booted, WikiLeaks announced a move to a company in Switzerland and tweeted its new URL, CNN reports.

The move by EveryDNS—a subsidiary of New Hampshire-based firm Dynamic Network Services—meant WikiLeaks was briefly down, but not out, ZDNet notes. While typing wikileaks.org into a browser didn't take users to the site, much of its content could still be reached via IP addresses, and its leaked diplomatic cables have been widely distributed through file-sharing sites. Click here for more on WikiLeak's Internet woes.
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