Update on killassange.com, domainsbyproxy #IFWL

Continuing my efforts to alert registrars and hosting providers on IMHO defamatory domain names, which started here.

The domain killassange.com has no DNS entries at the moment, meaning you cannot reach it. Which is a good thing and thanks to HPCISP.com for reacting so timely and solving this matter.

However, the domain itself still exists and can become active at any time. Hence my request to domainsbyproxy.com, the company the registered the domain on behalf of their customer through godaddy, as revealed by the whois data.

domainsbyproxy.com offers a webform for complaints, which I used to send this request:

As documented in my blog post at

WRT killjulianassange.com, killassange.com and godaddy

It is my honest opinion that the domain kulljulianassage,com is unacceptable. Your Domain Name Proxy Agreement at https://www.domainsbyproxy.com/policy/ShowDoc.aspx?pageid=domain_nameproxy states in 4 – iv – G:

G. If it comes to DBP’s attention that You are using DBP’s services for purposes of engaging in, participating in, sponsoring or hiding Your involvement in, illegal or morally objectionable activities, including but not limited to, activities which are designed, intended to or otherwise:

[…]

2. Defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, or harass third parties;

[…]

In my humble opinion the domain name killassange.com is without doubt in this definition. Therefore I urge you take the appropriate action and remove this domain name from the registry, inform the owner of this domain of your actions and update me via e-mail in the next 48 hours

This complaint has been documented at my blog at http://jan.wildeboer.net/2011/01/update-on-killassange-com-domainsbyproxy-ifwl/ and I would like to publish your reply at ethe same place. Should you object to this, please state so in your reply.

Jan Wildeboer

The popup after submit told me:

Thank you for your submission. Your tracking ID number is 575601. Please refer to this ID number when communicating with our office (generalmanager@domainsbyproxy.com) regarding this report. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to contact you about this claim.

Updates will be added to this entry as they come to my attention.

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7 thoughts on “Update on killassange.com, domainsbyproxy #IFWL”

  1. aha here it was: http://jan.wildeboer.net/2011/01/wrt-killjulianassange-com-killassange-com-and-godaddy/comment-page-1/#comment-2391

    (hard to find otherwise and the link is needed now and then in order to follow the topic up)

    press statement inquiry to domainsbyproxy.com sent. their timeline (up to 3 days) is ignored, have same ultimatum (until 11 am next day in time zone of the recipient)

    the way how godaddy turned a page hosted by them to officially not hosted by them needs expalnation for the page visitors and any interested or involved reader. text in progress.

  2. Is it ironic that we’re using ToS violations as justification to bring down these sites, just as ToS violations were used as justifications to boot Wikileaks from EasyDNS and Amazon?

    1. Yes, that is my subtle humour ๐Ÿ˜‰ I find it sweet to use exactly those very broad ToS that are used to attack Wikileaks in a way that supports them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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