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, 13 Apr 2009 @ 8:32am

    Re: RE: RE: the story is wrong


    Thanks. I did what you suggested and got a crude English translation. I am struggling with a couple of phrases, but the gist of it seems to be that the owner of the domain name got a notice in December 2008 that he needed to take action or the domain name was going to be shut down. Apparently (considering the web site was shut down) he did not take any action.

    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?

    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.

    Wikileaks claims that it is investigating the matter. 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.

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