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Wikileaks DNS Provider Pulls Domain

Wikileaks DNS Provider Pulls Domain

The DNS of Wikileaks.org and Cablegate.org have been erased in a move that may torpedo efforts to access the websites.

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The websites can still be accessed via their IP addresses - http://88.80.13.160/ and http://204.236.131.131/, respectively, according to a Wikileaks list of IP address mirrors. Alternatives are also on the mirror site.

However, the DNS registration that allows a user to enter an alphabetical web address, such as www.wikileaks.org, no longer exists. Users attempting to type in the address will be served a blank page.

Wikileaks' DNS provider EveryDNS.net pulled the DNS registration at 10pm EST (3am GMT) after the site suffered a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. EveryDNS.net said in a post on its site that it had done so because the DoS contravened acceptable use policy.


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