Wikileaks goes Swiss as domain provider pulls plug

Wikileaks moves its site to Switzerland as EveryDNS.net withdraws its support.

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Wikileaks has moved its site to a Switzerland-based address after its domain name provider pulled the plug.

EveryDNS.net announced it had stopped providing domain name system services to wikileaks.org yesterday, claiming repeated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks threatened the provider's stability.

Wikileaks said it was on the wrong end of a 10Gbps DDoS strike earlier this week, following an initial attack on the day it began releasing its controversial government communications.

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"A 24 hour termination notification email was sent to the email address associated with the wikileaks.org account," a statement from EveryDNS.net read.

"In addition to this email, notices were sent to Wikileaks via Twitter and the chat function available through the wikileaks.org website. Any downtime of the wikileaks.org website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider."

Wikileaks revealed over Twitter today it had moved to http://wikileaks.ch, which is currently up and running.

Earlier this week, Wikileaks was forced to remove its files from Amazon servers.

Wikileaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange is believed to have moved the files back to another service provider in Sweden.

The site has inspired both derision and praise after leaking various cable communications, one of which implicated China in a hack on Google.

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