Whistle-blower website Wikileaks was back online Friday afternoon with a new address from Switzerland. Web users trying to access the new website are being directed to a page with the URL http://18.104.22.168/, suggesting that the group has been unable to find a new hosting provider.
Wikileaks moves to Switzerland http://wikileaks.ch/, the group announced on Twitter six hours after it was forced offline by servers in the U.S.
Earlier on Friday, servers in the United States had killed the site's domain name after they claimed mass attacks. A message of the website posted on Twitter said: WikiLeaks.org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks KEEP US STRONG.
EveryDNS.net maintained that the services to the wikileaks.org domain were terminated for violation of the provision which states that Member shall not interfere with another Member's use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services.
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. a statement from the service provider said.