DNS Provider Mistakenly Caught in WikiLeaks Saga Now Supports the Group

DNS Provider Mistakenly Caught in WikiLeaks Saga Now Supports the Group
DNS Provider Mistakenly Caught in WikiLeaks Saga Now Supports the Group

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By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
December 9, 2010 

A DNS provider that suffered backlash last week after it was wrongly 
identified as supplying and then dropping DNS service to WikiLeaks has 
decided to support the secret-spilling site, offering DNS service to two 
domains distributing WikiLeaks content.

EasyDNS, a Canadian firm, was attacked last Friday after media outlets 
mistakenly reported it had terminated its service for WikiLeaks. The 
company sent an e-mail to customers Thursday morning letting them know 
that it had begun providing DNS service for and, two of the primary domain names WikiLeaks relocated to 
after stopped resolving.

"We=E2=80=99ve already done the time, we might as well do the crime," Mark 
Jeftovic, president and CEO of EasyDNS, told Threat Level about his 

DNS service providers translate human-friendly domain names to IP 
addresses, so when someone types into their browser, for 
example, they=E2=80=99re properly connected to, the address of the 

It was actually EveryDNS, a competitor of EasyDNS, that had been 
providing this service to for free. EveryDNS terminated 
this service last week after WikiLeaks was hit by prolonged 
denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by people opposed to the group 
publishing classified U.S. State Department cables. The company said the 
denial-of-service attacks against WikiLeaks threatened the stability of 
service for other EveryDNS customers. 


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