+ 0 Votes Aliens, It's always the Aliens... dawgit 3 years ago But the article does state Law Enforcement action. With-out knowing just what type of content was being hosted, there's no why of knowing. In that part of that Country, there are some strange operators passing as 'Providers'. So, we'll just stick with the Alien factor. -d + 0 Votes Unfortunately, usually not... dawgit 3 years ago The Law authorities tend to leave the kiddy-**** site up and running, ostentatiously to catch more bad guys. At least that's the excuse given. + 0 Votes I'd post the answer... NotSoChiGuy 3 years ago ...but then TR would get shut down, and I'd hate to have that on my conscience!! Seriously, though, given the speed and lack of 'noise' about these closures, my guess would be DoHS. If it was them, then the 'why' is pretty clear. Again, just a guess. Maybe they just didn't pay their hosting bills, and the law enforcement agencies involved were doing the e-equivalent of serving eviction notices? + 0 Votes Doesn't make sense Dr Dij Updated - 3 years ago unless they shut down themselves. Many websites are marginal and not making money and take huge investment in time also, with paid employees as they get large. And it takes alot of work if you allow comments on blogs to avoid blog spamming bots. It would avoid criticism if they blame some mysterious law enforcement agency. Problem is most criminals and other (in this case probably just covering up truth to avoid criticism) make mistakes. No lie is perfect. They are right that it is hard to shut down sites in the US. However as someone who runs a big site, if it was still up should be able to ping and lookup what IP address is and see where is hosted. We have discussions about this kind of stuff on webmasterworld all the time. I'm surprised no one did this. + 0 Votes UPDATE with the answer GSG Updated - 3 years ago OK, I read a story late yesterday that has more info. http://www.examiner.com/x-41853-Homeland-Security-Examiner~y2010m7d19-Update-Blogetrycom-shutdown-linked-to-alQaeda-material Burst.net was never asked by any law enforcement agency to shut down. What happened is that the FBI gave them a note of voluntary disclosure of information, that asked if they would be willing to voluntarily disclose some information on certain blogs to them. The blogs in question had al Qaeda hit lists for various US people, and had instructions on how to make bombs, and other alleged al Qaeda communications. In fact, the FBI is probably po'd that Blogetry was shut down and Burst.net let the cat out of the bag. The best scenario would have been if that was all left alone and burst.net had kept their collective yaps shut. Edited to add the link to the story + 0 Votes well Jaqui 3 years ago I can only think of one thing that a law enforcement agency would do such for, child porn. and it could just be a link on one blog to a site associated with child porn that could get that reaction. but I suspect the site operators were monitoring for such and would have shut down the offender before law enforcement shut them down. so I doubt that it's what is behind the shutdowns.