Saturday, July 02, 2011

GoDaddy.com Internet Domain Registrar Sold For $2.25 Billion After Terminating Al-Qaeda Website al-Shamukh Forum.



Go Daddy Group Inc.'s sale to KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures comes as the company expects to top $1.1 billion in revenue this year because expanding Internet use has fueled the creation of more websites and the "domains" needed to help find them. Go Daddy announced the sale late Friday July 1st, 2011. A person close to the transaction, who asked to remain anonymous because of not being authorized to speak publicly, told the AP the sale price.
 
The Go Daddy Group Inc. was founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons, who continues to serve as its CEO. The company, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., manages more than 48 million domain names, and sells other Internet-related technologies.  GoDaddy.com was known for the sexy Godaddy girls Super Bowl ads with Danica Patrick.
 
 
 
The al-Shamukh Forum at www.shamikh1.net/vb was terminated by it’s USA register GoDaddy.com after my repeated complaints about the content of the site.
Name Server: NS1.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
Name Server: NS2.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM

The al-Shamukh Forum posted bomb making instructions that were picked up by other al-Qaeda websites, see http://alyaqeen.mam9.com/t922-topic , on how to put together a “sticky IED” suitable for placing on the frame of a car or SUV with a cell phone detonater.

LONDON TELEGRAPH June 30th, 2011. The al-Shamukh forum was used by the terror group to issue official statements, including its acknowledgement that Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in May, and video messages from his successor Ayman al-Zawahiri. But the website is now completely crippled after its address was revoked and then its contents were deleted from the server that hosted it in Malaysia.
Failed to resolve Latest result: Website is DOWN
Latest test time and date: 8:30:00 AM July 1, 2011

The website address for www.shamikh1.net/vb  was revoked by GoDaddy.com in the USA, see below;
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Name Server: NS1.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
Name Server: NS2.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
Status: client-Delete Prohibited
Status: client-Renew-Prohibited
Status: client-Transfer Prohibited
Status client-Update Prohibited
Updated Date: 12-May-2011
Creation Date: 01-Mar-2010
Expiration Date: 01-Mar-2012
Last update of whois database: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:11:35 UTC
 
Go to hell Al-Qaeda you set up the websites and I will knock them down;
See below a series of 3 emails from GoDaddy.com Communications Manager Nick Fuller and GoDaddy.com VP Elizabeth Driscoll about the al-Qaeda website www.Shamikh1.net/vb/ that were sent to me, after the 3rd email from Elizabeth Driscoll, the VP of Public Relations, the site www.Shamikh1.net/vb/ was no more.
   
Elizabeth Driscoll
VP Public Relations
480.505.8878

GoDaddy.com as of July 2nd 2011 will not confirm or deny that they had any communication with private investigator Bill Warner about the Al-Qaeda terrorist website al-Shamukh Forum...see emails from GoDaddy.com VP's to Bill Warner below.

How would I have GoDaddy.com VP Elizabeth Driscoll's private email address unless I was communicating with her at elizabeth@godaddy.com.

1). From: Nick Fuller < nfuller@godaddy.com >
To: WBIPI@Verizon.net  Bill Warner
Sent: Tue, May 10, 2011 5:23:07 PM
Subject: Email we discussed on the phone - www.Shamikh1.net/vb/

Bill,

Thank you for the phone call today, I really appreciate it. The http://www.shamikh1.net/ site is not hosted with Go Daddy, but the domain name is registered through Go Daddy using private registration services provided by Domains By Proxy (DBP).

DBP is working with our Abuse Department to translate the available content on the site. So far, the content we can view does not appear to violate Go Daddy's legal terms of service as the website does not contain any threats of violence or illegal activity we can see (oh really?).

A large portion of the site's content is contained in its "private" forums. As the domain name registrar, we do not have access to that content. (the hosting company would have access).

As you may know, Go Daddy is the largest domain name registrar in the world, with nearly 48MM names in our portfolio. Content on each domain name can change minute-by-minute and for this reason, we rely on complaints like yours in order to investigate potentially offensive or improper content. So, we appreciate your efforts

Let's keep each other in the loop on this as research on both our ends continues. If you have access to the private forums and would like to share that, we could deepen our investigation.

Thank you again,
Nick Fuller
Communications Manager
480-505-8800 Ext. 4435
480-393-5006 - Fax

2). From: Nick Fuller < nfuller@godaddy.com >
To: bill warner < wbipi@verizon.net >
Sent: Wed, May 11, 2011 1:03:30 PM
Subject: RE: www.shamikh1.net/vb  private forum pages...terroris

Bill,

Thank you so much for sending this over! We will take the information you provided and send it along to the relevant law enforcement agency. If they deem the site worthy of removal, we will comply immediately.  I'm sorry we cannot be any more specific than that.

Thanks again,
Nick Fuller
Communications Manager
480-505-8800 Ext. 4435
480-393-5006 - Fax

3). From: Elizabeth Driscoll < elizabeth@godaddy.com >
To: wbipi@verizon.net  Bill Warner 
Sent: Thu, May 12, 2011 7:54:30 PM
Subject: RE: www.shamikh1.net/vb  private forum pages...terrorism

Bill,

As Nick said yesterday, thank you for sending this over. The site's domain name has been re-directed (shut down).
 
-Elizabeth
 


Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator Sarasota Fl www.wbipi.com