Whether its really because the DDoS attacks against the WikiLeaks website have threatened “the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites”, or because they chose to take heed of the wishes of the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, EveryDNS.net – a division of the U.S. based Dynamic Network Services – has decided to terminate WikiLeaks’ domain name service.
“EveryDNS.net provided domain name system (DNS) services to the wikileaks.org domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated. As with other users of the EveryDNS.net network, this service was provided for free,” says the company.
They also said they have notified WikiLeaks’ of the fact via e-mail, Twitter, and the chat function on the organization’s website some 24 hours before they terminated their service. “Any downtime of the wikileaks.org website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider,” EveryDNS.net says.
The downing of the domain was confirmed by WikiLeaks on their Twitter feed.