Monday, July 19, 2010

U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

Torrent Freak is reporting....
After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of “a history of abuse”. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result.............

......according to the owner of a free WordPress platform[Blogetery.com] which hosts more than 73,000 blogs, his network of sites has been completely shut down on the orders of the authorities.

They had previously reported....
As part of a new initiative cracking down on Internet piracy and counterfeiting, yesterday the U.S. government took action against nine web portals suspected of streaming of first-run movies. Not only were domain names targeted, but assets seized from bank, PayPal and other accounts. One site, NinjaVideo, was warned by TorrentFreak months ago they were being watched.

If you click on Blogetry.com blogs, you will get a message...

After being BurstNet customer for 7 months our server was terminated without any notification or explanation.

We're trying to resolve the situation.

You can find details in this thread on webhostingtalk forum.

This was posted on some domains....


H/T MindnumbedRobot