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WikiLeaks.org is dead; long live WikiLeaks.ch

 ABOVE: Wikileaks new banner, featuring founder Julian Assange. Although the site has lost its domain name service - meaning its web address Wikileaks.org no longer works - the site can still be accessed via its less user-friendly IP address: http://213.251.145.96. Wikileaks has said it will move its domain name to servers to Switzerland in an effort to reestablish service at Wikileaks.ch).



Late Friday night NZ time, whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks went offline - and early Saturday it is still without a working web address [UPDATE: the site is now back online at the new address  WikiLeaks.ch].

EveryDNS, the US company that provides WikiLeaks' domain name (or URL or internet address - WikiLeaks.org), said it could no longer provide service.

Multiple denial of service (DoS) attacks on WikiLeaks were threatening the stability EveryDNS' infrastructure, the company said in a statement.

That will not stop the flow of leaked diplomatic cables from the site. Only a few hundred of the 250,000 US cables had been placed publicly on WikiLeaks.org. That handful can still be accessed via Google cache (or the IP address mentioned in the caption above). 

And, regardless, WikiLeaks has already forwarded cables en masse to The New York Times, The Guardian and other media organisations.

Incognito.

WikiLeaks repelled a major DoS attack on Wednesday, in part because the site was hosted on three IP addresses - two provided by France's Octopuce, and one in the US, provided by Amazon's E2 cloud service.

But without the domain name service previously provided by EveryDNS, WikiLeaks is inaccessible from any of its hosts.

Amazon pulls plug
On Thursday NZ time, Amazon announced it would no longer host WikiLeaks.

The decision to eject the whistleblowing site from its cloud servers came after a call from Senator Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.

International arrest warrant for founder
Senator Lieberman also suggested than WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have violated US law by releasing around 250,000 classified diplomatic cables through his site.

But beyond any possible treason charge, Mr Assange has a more immediate problem: Interpol earlier this week issued an international warrant for his arrest.

On November 19, a  Swedish court ordered Mr Assange's arrest after he failed to front for questioning on rape and sex crime charges, which the Wikileaks founder has denied.

Mr Assange is - an Australian citizen who has spent much of his recent career in Europe - is currently in hiding.

Through his London-based lawyer, Mark Stephens, Mr Assange has said he will not reveal his whereabouts because death threats.

History of trouble-making
Previous to posting the 250,000 cables, WikiLeaks gained notoriety for releasing thousands of sensitive US documents relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

It has also posted thousands of documents and articles censored in their home country including NBR's story on Vodafone and 2degrees' secret deal on mobile termination rates, taken offline by the Commerce Commission under a Section 100 order (and now back on NBR).

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http://www.wikileaks.ch/

DNS migration takes time

Thanks for the site! Wikileaks is needed and should go down in history with the new documentary "Stock Shock-The Short Selling of the American Dream" for a look at how things really work. If you are on a budget, buy the dvd at the site www.stockshockmovie.com and save a few bucks. It is an education we all need. Shame on Paypal.

Now, will you let the BULLY kill your INNOCENT son?
think about it..

http://www.wikileaks.nl

It's extremely difficult to kill something on the internet when others want it to live.

We all are equal.We have to rights to know any information in the world.

[Indeed. But for now we can only dream about a world where all publications have equal access to WikiLeaks documents - Editor.]

everyone has the right to information.no one in this world is greater than the other.he who wants this site dead die himself.

everyone has the right to information.no one in this world is greater than the other.he who wants this site dead die himself.

Wikileaks has always stay vertual line.Please don't kill.......................We have to rights to know any information in the world.

the last domino has fallen. the u.s. doesn't stand for anything good anymore. it is just a disturbing, overweight, rogue state.

duh

Its not curse to know unknown.Universal truth is always be immortal which you can try to shown it.Wikileaks you has no blot to your blush beacuse you can!

Wikileaks help us.Save Bangladesh.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

Sometimes truth is stanger than fiction. Long live Wikileaks(anywhere)

The truth will set us free

everyone has the right to information.no one in this world is greater than the other.he who wants this site dead die himself.
Good Work by wikileaks.........They open double game of America...........................

[If everyone has the right to information, why has WikiLeaks only released some of the cables, and to a handful of media? Mr Assange needs to practice what he preaches. Otherwise he just looks like a publicity hound - Editor]

All diplomats are dishonest too, otherwise why worry about any leaks?

if someone had'nt done anything wrong he does not have to be worried about any leaks

if someone had'nt done anything wrong he does not have to be worried about any leaks

Any event in this life is just tiny part of God Acts. God acts always reveal truth, and Wikileaks is just a tiny part of that very truth

vous faites bien de denoncer toutes ces hipocrisies et mensonges et d'aider à retablir la vérité. bonne chance.

i just want to say to us that if they feel that are saviour of peace and freedoom in the world,then they should not woorry about any type of expose like wikileaks.but their attitude towards julian shows that their talks about freedom is just show off!

wikileaks has exposed the real ugly part of US.HATS OFF TO JULIAN.He should get MEDAL OF HONOUR,

Thanks Julian for bringing the light on the US & Israel war machine. You will probably have a heart attack or die from lead poisoning , who knows what they have planned for you. The truth does not need laws to uphold it,only lies need laws to enforce them.Welcome to the machine. good luck

So ... those of you arguing you have the right to know all information. Do we have the right to dig into your private lives and all your secrets and post them on the internet?

no not into personal lives,but the right to know about killing innocent people,that's all these people want to know about

no not into peoples personal and private lives,but the right to know about killing innocent people,that's all these people want to know about.

no not into peoples personal and private lives,but the right to know about killing innocent people,that's all these people want to know about.

no not into peoples personal lives but into documents that shows how evil some puliticans are so these people jsut want to know about kilin' innocent people,that's all they want to know about.

tis snot the private secret its public secret .... all the poeples must know the shadow of U.S so hats of to assange did a great job ....

Ah, I'm sorry, but Wikileaks will change nothing.

For years, Journalists like Seymour Hersh, Robert Fisk and a legion of other unthanked and underpaid journalists, have been bringing the disgusting and hypocritical behavior of power mongers et all to the public and nobody has paid any attention.

What excites people about this story is its resemblance to the plot of a thin espionage thriller.

Nothing will change.

If Julian is shot in the head he will become a cardboard martyr for free speech; and still, nobody will pay any attention to the reams of information already out there.

If he is not, people will get quickly bored and the media will move on to the next (perceived) "socially significant" or "life changing" techno-social development and life, politics and our inevitable slide into self destruction, inevitable because of our species nature, will continue, until we are surpassed.

Couldn't agree more!

Wikileaks help us.Save pakistan.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

wikileaks is too great for us who informed the innocent public of pakistan, wikileake takeoff all clothes of president, prime minister, all political parties's presidents.

although wikileaks has done a great job but the need of the time is to take actions at govt. level against every politician who has found corrupt.dont let them go.its a big chance to caught them. as every pakistani have seen..dont leave them. pakistan zindabad

true democracy is a misnomer.the actual is the truth!
Yeah Wikileaks!!!!!

carry on with the good jog, i wish to do the same in Portugal

this is the superb way of journalism and news for common people who don't know about the corruption and roll of our leaders for homeland.
we proud of this truthful efforts
carry on ..>

good work long live wikilack

It is absolute that we have a right to information,but if we ask ourselves what we made out of these informations.Nothing is going to happen anywhere,whether you live with someone's secret or die with that,you will not be benefited,that is for sure.
So....let there be leakage of any information about any country or state,
the politicians,the bureaucrats will take their own course.And if you poke your dirty nose in their matter of interest then you will witness the ugly face of the state.One should not knock the door of consequences.

America is the greatest threat to World peace, freedom of speech, and the TROUTH.

Now we know who the real "Terrorist" is Joe

Wikileaks help us.1000 and 1000 tamil people died in srilanka last war...we want to know ,who help srilanka to do this india or us...all the tamil people are waiting for this plzzzzz

Support the coalition of conscience! ( I made that up - please credit me! )

this is the time to kick out all corrupt political person from this country and save this country.PAKISTAN GOD bless you.i love PAKISTAN.

WikiLeaks has stripped the evil empire of its false garment of goodness, freedom and democracy. Its inside is exposed to the world. It is bad, scarred and stinking. Long live Julian. Keep exposing them. Don't be afraid; Allah will protect you.

WikiLeaks has stripped the evil empire of its false garment of goodness, freedom and democracy. Its inside is exposed to the world. It is bad, scarred and stinking. Long live Julian. Keep exposing them. Don't be afraid; Allah will protect you.

WikiLeaks has stripped the evil empire of its false garment of goodness, freedom and democracy. Its inside is exposed to the world. It is bad, scarred and stinking. Long live Julian. Keep exposing them. Don't be afraid; Allah will protect you.

This leak will eventually reveal the reasons for some wars and/or confrontations. More truths will surface in a matter of time, let the culprits be bought to international justice.

politician around the world needs BASHING .

I WISH THIS BREED GET EXTINGUISH !!!

WIKILEAKS HAS DONE A GREAT JOB -WHICH NEW RAY OF HOPE-A SILVER LINING!

pleas awak the people of pakistan with your information wikileak!!!!!!!

To die in honour is better to live in shame and all truths have to surface!!!

one thing is true the govt;all over the world has been taking its citizens for a ride.hiding truth,telling lies.saving its skin by all means.now the last bastion -the press,its freedom is beeing gagged! truth is always a bitter pill to swallow.we know how the world govt;is being run.corruption-scams-bribing-lies-murdering the honest.file false cases.buy the judges....and the list goes on......poor whistle blower
Assange no one is there to help him,even his OWN COUNTRY!!!!!WERE CAN HE GO NOW?

To janardha, the true colour of the Australians is showing now. Where is the usual "talk the talk, and walk the walk"?

it is great work. i apreshade the team of vikileaks

You are great and true courage man. Your act is not simple, very great. I congradulate you and your team.
Though force is small, if place is right, one quells a foe of well-armed might. (Thiruvalluvar-2nd century tamil poet.)

The work done by WiKeaks / Assange and his group of volunteers IS very important to the wider world.

Absent such efforts, the vilest and most violent amongst us would have free rein to do as they wish.

Due the methods and the technology employed by WiKileaks:

No government can secure the names / locations of those who supplied WiKileaks wit the relevant material.

Ergo: All should follow Socrates advice: "Say nothing, about anyone, that you would not say, directly, to that person". (Or words to such effect.)

"The Tax Refusal" : TUNE IN - TAX OUT !

http://www.TaxRefusal.com

bravo bratce car si

bravo bratce car si

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We all are with you. We hope to tell all the truth to all people in the free world.We hope to reveal the facts about the Israeli Occupation to Palestine.

America.... so now it got revealed your real soul, the soul of the propagator, the propagator of real terrorism. Shame on you for pretending before the whole world as a Universal Police!!!!

America.... so now it got revealed your real soul, the soul of the propagator, the propagator of real terrorism. Shame on you for pretending before the whole world as a Universal Police!!!!

we are live in democratic country. wikileaks are doing wonder ful job. banned on wikileaks are doing shameless work.

wikileaks very good.you are agood man .i like you.thinks

you are too good.may God help you please open other secret of israeel and us and pakistani govt.pakistan zindabad........

All governments are corrupt in one way or another, especially in the "USA",and this is nothing short of a CIA program to shut down a free voice, what I don"t understand, why do the Swedes get into this. Damned our politicians. A free mind speaks and they all want to silence it. Like the Chinese.

No doubt,it is a great work and the victory of democracy

No doubt,it is a great work and the victory of democracy

REALLY HW INTELLIGENT ONE AWESOME congrats to assange ..... and also save tamil nad corruption s our main prblm . family corruption

i like u assange u the best in the world.

really you have done gr8 job.
you make millstone in field of media

Julian keep working! You are our HERO!
TE DUA (it is in albanian) :-D

You are doing a gr8 job!

wikileaks rocksss

Julian,
We are behind you and the organization. We believe in you as the purveyor of Freedom of Speech and Equality for mankind. It's time we regained equality, community and love. It's also time to be rid of greed, dishonesty and rape of 'commoners' by politicians and self interested corporations. Keep going, we love you. Sue, Melbourne.

haha im anonymous, geddit?

Long live Wikileaks. Try to unveil hidden secrets (Scandals (sex, corruption, murder etc)) of Zardari (Pakistani President)

Please give me a contact adress in Germany. I have a little or a big Story for her. My Homenumber is 04908213276637.

Thanks

Wikileaks help us.Save INDIA.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

Wikileaks help us.Save INDIA.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

Wikileaks help us.Save INDIA.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

Wikileaks help us.Save INDIA.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

Wikileaks help us.Save INDIA.Corruption is the most problem in our country.

WikiLeaks :)