73000 Blogs Shut Down: Critical Matter Affects WordPress / Blogetery

By Jamie Pert - Jul 20, 2010

Today it has been reveal that 73,000 blogs have been shut down by the U.S. Government, all of which were WordPress blogs hosted by Blogetery.

Full details are unclear at the moment, all we have to go by are a few quotes, apparently Blogetery’s account and entire site had to be taken down following an order to do so from law enforcement officials.

Many people believe that it probably has something to do with illegal file sharing sites, Blogetery’s ISP did not confirm this, nor did they refute this, all they said was the shut down was “due to material hosted on the server”, they also added “This was a critical matter brought to our attention by law enforcement officials”.

The annoying thing is that all Blogetery blogs have been taken down whether they are hosting infringing material or not, obviously this has caused a massive headache for blogs all around the world.

I’m sure over the next few hours things will become more clear, when they do we will try to keep you update with the situation. If you head over to the Blogetery a message reads:

“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”

Have you been affected by this matter? If so, let us know your situation below.

Source: MyPetJawa

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