Friday, December 3, 2010

Wikileaks blocked? Access it through these mirror sites

Domain name provider EveryDNS has pulled the plug on Wikileaks citing reasons that the DDoS attack the site was attracting was taking strain on the system and the DNS service had to be terminated to protect half a million sites that EveryDNS has to serve. Typing in the browser’s address bar currently leads to nowhere.

In a statement on its Web site, said provided domain name system (DNS) services to the domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated. As with other users of the network, this service was provided for free. The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the Acceptable Use Policy.

More specifically, the services were terminated for violation of 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.” The interference at issues arises from the fact that has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites.

Thus, last night, at approximately 10PM EST, December 1, 2010 a 24 hour termination notification email was sent to the email address associated with the account. In addition to this email, notices were sent to Wikileaks via Twitter and the chat function available through the website. Any downtime of the website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider.

After leaking secret US embassy cables, whistleblower website Wikileaks has been struggling to find a place on the Internet. The site was still fending off a DDoS attack when it was ousted by Amazon. With EveryDNS refusing to provide DNS service, the website came to a halt the third time this week.

However, just hours after the site was eliminated from the web, Wikileaks was back on another domain - The website is also available through a number of other suffixes and IP addresses:

IP mirrors

DNS mirrors

Proxy mirrors

Updated: More Wikileaks mirror:

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