Interestingly, the article itself has been inappropriately flagged in multiple forums, making the exact case outlined that it is becoming increasingly discouraged to even weigh in with a contrary opinion to the prevailing groupthink.
Registrars can takedown domains for net abuse, the main thing is their terms of service are between them and their registrants, they enforce their policies.
The easyDNS Plain English terms of service state domains will be taken down for net abuse, but if you want to compel a takedown from the outside because *you* say it's illegal, you need a court order.
The AUP is an agreement between a service provider and its customers. That's it. So the only two entities who have any say in whether there's an issue with the agreement are the two parties to it. Somebody else wants to shoehorn their own agenda into that, get a court order or go to hell.
That's why easyDNS can and does say that they are the arbiters of what constitutes a violation of the AUP.
Or as George W Bush would say, "We're the deciders".
Google's public DNS is a resolver service, Netsol's outage affects their authoritative servers.
We have it designated as "beta" right now, follow the status on http://easydnssec.com/
You can sign your zones, etc. What you cannot yet do is submit DS keys to the regsitries directly (we're working on it) - this is a "gotcha" of our using openHRS on our backend and we've been in extensive communications with Tucows about this. We're hoping to have this resolved by end-of-summer.
In the meantime we are using ISC's DLV as a workaround.
It was not easyDNS who "couldn't handle them", EVERYdns unplugged them. Not easyDNS
In fact wikileaks.ch started using easyDNS yesterday, wikileaks.nl will start tomorrow.
It was NOT easyDNS who "couldn't handle them", jeezus, you must be the LAST person alive on the planet who doesn't know this yet.
EVERYDNS unplugged wikileaks. NOT easyDNS. http://easyurl.net/a3191
In fact, as of yesterday wikileaks.ch ADDED easyDNS to their DNS.
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