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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Serving No Good - Anti-Semitic Website Hides in Singapore

Yesterday we posted an item regarding Iraqi Baathist/guerilla and anti-semitic/anti-American web sites. Not surprisingly the site operators have taken steps to obscure their location and identity. Many thanks to the unknowngeek.com for scoping details regarding these sites:


The albasrah.net IP address is assigned to the RIPE Network Coordination Center in The Netherlands and from there it's handed off to Conexit Services in the small town of Lelystad, Netherlands. Conexit is your your basic off-the-shelf web hosting firm with six standard hosting plans. The operator of albasrah.net conceals their identity behind Conexit Services.

The freearabvoice.org site is a little trickier to pin down. The site could not be pinged, perhaps to deter Denial of Service (DOS) attacks. The domain is registered to Alfonsos Pagkas of Maroussi, Greece. Pagkas was kicked off ISP's in New Jersey and Utah last year according to this story.

The freearabvoice.org IP address now is handled by the company Webvisions Pte Ltd who does Asia-Pacific web hosting. The freearabvoice.org site looks like it is now hosted on a multi-domain server in Webvisions Singapore office. The same hosting service that Microsoft (Singapore) Pte Ltd uses.

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