IT appears the server which hosted blogetery.com got terminated for copyright infringement over the weekend. That’s right, law enforcement officials from an as yet unnamed domain have killed the blogetery server while U8UNTU was migrating.The server owned and operated by BurstNet, the service providers for Blogetery.Com which provides free and paid services to over 75000 blogs, had its plug pulled and was “terminated by request of law enforcement officials, due to material hosted on the server.”
“We are limited as to the details we can provide to you, but note that this was a critical matter and the only available option to us was to immediately deactivate the server.” said a spokesperson for BurstNet
You can view the correspondence here
Blogetery.Com appear to be contesting the decision, which was “made without consultation or notification”, and done supposedly “according to terms in the contract between the ISP and the site”.
Speculation remains as to whether or not the server may have been impounded by forensics looking for illegal operating system junkies.
They will have no doubt have a good time sifting through my postings on FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
The blogetery domain went quiet early Saturday morning with thousands of blogs, including this one, getting booted off the map, and only by Wednesday today was there the following a redirect 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.”
If you are one of the many blog owners left stranded by this summary execution of a local law enforcement demand without reference to international law.. Then U8UNTU eXLR would like to hear from you.