Germany's War Against Wikileaks Continues: Deletes German Domain

from the yeah,-that'll-work dept

Last month, we were a bit surprised to find out that the German government had raided the home of the guy who had registered, the German version of Wikileaks. Now, as a bunch of people have submitted, the German government has pushed the German domain registrar DENIC to delete entirely. It really makes you wonder what the government is hoping to accomplish -- because so far, all it's done is call that much more attention to the fact that it seems scared to death of what might appear on Wikileaks (and what will certainly still appear on other versions of Wikileaks -- now with that much more attention).
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Apr 2009 @ 6:31pm

    Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: the story is wrong

    Apparently (considering the web site was shut down) he did not take any action.

    So, that's your conclusion? In your mind it is just not possible that the registrar could be in the wrong, huh? What a load. Just because they blocked the domain does not prove that "he did not take any action".

    Um, actually, it does. According to Slashdot, he got notice in December 2008 that his ISP was ending its contract. He got a mandatory three month notice to move the domain name and HE TOOK NO ACTION...let me repeat that for those of you with overactive sarcasm, HE TOOK NO ACTION.

    Incidentally, I neither said nor "proved" that "he did not take any action" in my original post. What is said, in plain English, was that he "apparently" took no action. Perhaps learning English might be of use to you.

    I am not going to stake my life on my interpretation of the crude translation, but it seems like the domain provider may have gone out of business?

    That's good, because you'd be dead. They did not go out of business.

    That was a question. Do you understand "question"? Do you understand that I was "uncertain"? Do you understand ENGLISH?

    In any case, there is a paragraph further down that says that all the comments regarding association with Australian complaints and the separate police raid had nothing to do with the shut down of the domain name, which seems to be a procedural issue.

    So they say.

    And now so says slash dot. They did a babel fish translation that seems fairly clear.

    However, they also place the shutdown proximate to the raid and the complaint from Australia, so they are attempting to establish in the minds of readers a link between these events without any evidence.

    They're just presenting the facts and there is plenty of evidence to corroborate the sequence of known events. Sorry if you don't like that. You almost sound like you work for somebody involved.

    Actually, the conjunction of events was deliberate to imply a connection between the events. Slashdot is already saying that the German government had nothing to do with the suspension. So, I guess your snotty little statement can go back where it came from. Sorry if you don't like that.

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