March 13, 2008

Official Taliban Websites Return to Web (Update: Almost There!)

Update 03/13/08 at 8:40 CDT: All DNS records have been Pwned! Scroll down for hosting information.

But hopefully not for long. The website in question is for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan AKA the Taliban. The setup is quite complex and some of the providers are overseas, so bear with me. We'll use the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) for the domestic providers and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 for the foreign providers.


PWNED! = [ ]

Since its a DNS record that was removed, the site may be available to some until they reboot.


Dear customer,

Thanks for contacting OnlineNIC Customer Care!

The domain ALEMARA.ORG has been hold, if you have any question, please contact us again for help

Hat Tip: Dirty Blonde.

The site is still up, although without DNS service, at the hosting provider Telekom Multimedia of Telekom Malaysia who is also violating United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267. = [ ]

Bonus email a Taliban Terrorist at..

Howie's Little celebration below the fold.

HeyAdil! Jawas are Back!

And your site is Black.

DNS provided by a US company named OnlineNIC Inc. From their terms of service, things that qualify a website for termination of service.

5. Illegal Content.

Lawful Purpose
OnlineNIC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Customers may only use the Services for lawful purpose. Transmission of any material in violation of US and International laws is prohibited.

Well what a coincidence?! Providing business services, even free ones, to the Taliban violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Each IEEPA violation of carries a fine of up to $250,000. Pwned!

Provider is located in Australia and Violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267. Pwned!

DNS provided in Iran by Directi Internet Solutions also in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.

Update: Irpowerweb has passed the DNS buck to

By Howie at 08:41 PM | Comments |