posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 08:55 PM
From what I've read, there are also legitimate and legal uses of MU, which is really upsetting to me. I am an "open source" advocate, FSF, all
that, but I've been been around before the internet was created.
Alot of people have tossed around analogies, so here is mine:
One member of a banking institution is embezzling money, so they shut down the whole bank, and all the members suffer because they can't access their
money. It's OVERKILL. It's a message, and that is all. I read through threads here, and have read all 17 pages so far. Alot of the discussion
has me incensed, but I was gone for about a week from ATS, and I come back to this. ARGH!
As facts have it, MU is back in action, using the .bz country code for it's TLD. bz is the country code for Belize, Brazil, and you are still able
to access your account if you change the .com to .bz. Hope that helps. Being an IT geek, I see what happened, and how MU activated it's backup
servers. Smart people. Always keep a backup.
To research the whois on a ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain), you need to go to uwhois.com (the universal whois) to find out information. Of
course, none is listed, as you need to research by ip address, and that particular section belongs to Brazil.
See, the government can shut down a .com, easy peasy, just by blocking a dns record. Blocking country codes is a totally different story. The topic
of imminent domain, airspace, and sovereign rights now come into play. Is Brazil playing political asylum? Is this about politics, or about piracy?
Hasn't MU been in business for years?
All MU had to do was change dns records to point to a new nameserver, as easy peasy as editing a simple text file.
Like as has been said, take one down, 5 more take it's place. Better yet, take one down, and the victim can just change the dns records. I'm
grabbing my popcorn. This will be interesting.