WikiLeaks Loses Domain, Moves To Switzerland

A US-based domain name service provider, has forced WikiLeaks to change its address after the controversial website was hit by a barrage of cyber attacks.

Soon after the ousting, WikiLeaks resurfaced using a Swiss web address, in the form of an internet protocol (IP) number.

The website has asked its fans on Twitter to spread the new web address, the BBC informs.

According to the domain company hosting WikiLeaks, EveryDNS.net, the DNS services were cancelled due to the website being subjected to heavy cyber attacks.

“The interference at issues arises from the fact that wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites,” the company said in a statement.

Amazon recently stopped hosting the website on its EC2 servers, claiming that the website violated its terms of services.