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+ - DynaDot facing pressure over wikileaks.org domain->

Submitted by lothos
lothos (10657) writes "DynaDot is reportedly facing pressure on the wikileaks.org domain. DynaDot released a statement to Domain Name Wire:

        Yes, wikileaks.org is still registered at Dynadot. As you can tell from the whois lookup, we have taken no action against the domain. And yes we are experiencing significant pressure regarding the domain, both to keep it up and to take it down.

DynaDot has taken no action on the wikileaks.org domain name at this time. The domain name is not suspended or seized in any way.

The continued downtime of the wikileaks.org website is due to EveryDNS.net terminating DNS services for the domain.

It’s not clear at this time why the Wikileaks organization hasn’t updated their nameservers with DynaDot. Perhaps the person with access to the DynaDot account is simply unavailable. Perhaps, with the “Operation In Our Sites v2.0 government seizure of domains, wikileaks is transitioning to different country code top level domains (ccTLD) which should be harder to take down.

Wikileaks is currently available at wikileaks.ch"

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+ - PayPal cuts off Wikileaks->

Submitted by lothos
lothos (10657) writes "PayPal has released a statement on their blog: “PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We’ve notified the account holder of this action.”

This move comes right on the heels of Amazon cutting off hosting for wikileaks.org and EasyDNS.net terminating DNS services for wikileaks.org."

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+ - .org now signed for DNSSEC->

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lothos writes "As of today, 06/02/2009, the Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) has signed the tld .org for DNSSEC. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is dedicated to the security and stability of the internet. In our effort to bolster Internet security, we are implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) within the .ORG Top Level Domain. DNSSEC is designed to protect Internet servers from domain name system attacks, such as DNS cache poisoning by malicious users. It is a set of DNS extensions which provide 3 basic functions:

        * Data Origin Authentication — assures that data is received from the authorized DNS server; can protect from impersonation attacks
        * Data Integrity — assures that data received matches data on the origin DNS server, and is not modified during transit; protects from man-in-the-middle type pollution attacks.
        * Authenticated Denial of Existence — assures that a "Non-existent" response is valid."

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