Court orders Wikileaks be taken offline

Whistle-blower site effectively taken offline by U.S. host following a court order.

Whistle-blower Web site Wikileaks.org has been effectively ordered offline by a California court. Last week, the court ordered domain name registrar Dynadot to remove all DNS entries for that domain. According to a story by the BBC, Dynadot was also ordered to "prevent the domain name from resolving to the wikileaks.org website or any other website or server other than a blank park page, until further order of this Court." Swiss banking group Julius Baer Bank and documents surrounding its offshore activities are at the center of the controversy. The Wikileaks.org site is still available here.

Read the full BBC story: "Whistle-blower site taken offline"

Read Declan McCullagh's take in CNET News.com's The Iconoclast blog: " Wikileaks domain name yanked in spat over leaked documents "

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