Blogetery Website Gets Shut Down Without Notice

Posted Jul 18, 2010, a WordPress platform company that supported about 70,000 blogs was shut down by a hosting company about a week ago without knowing who was responsible. Web hosting company BurstNet told Blogetery that they shut down the website due to a request from a law enforcement agency.

BurstNet did not reveal which law enforcement agency was responsible. “Please note that this was not a typical case in which suspension and notification would be the norm,” stated BurstNet in a note to Blogetery. “This was a critical matter brought to our attention by law enforcement officials. We had to immediately remove the server.”

What makes this case even more mysterious is because it is unlikely that the MPAA or the RIAA was involved. These two agencies generally give a notice before having a website taken down. Whatever agency was behind the complete removal of may go after a lot more websites too.