Even those who know nothing about web sites have probably heard about the kavkaz.org site. In short, this is the official web site of Chechen separatists, a stronghold of terrorism on the Internet.
In the light of the universal struggle with terrorism, it is quite natural to suppose that all civilized people in the world would want the terrorist site to be closed. However, it still exists. And this happens at the time when the police in the USA and Great Britain track visitors of the kiddie porno sites down and put them in jail. Specialists can identify the home address of these people using the IP-address only.
A simple Internet investigation allows one to determine the domain host, the IP-addresses of the server supporting the site, and the name and address of the provider where the server is located. This takes just several minutes.
Here are the results our programmers obtained.
The information given below is specific enough for those who understand computers.
Domain Name: KAVKAZ.ORG
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
The server address on the Internet is 188.8.131.52
whois -a 184.108.40.206
OrgName: Cogent Communications
NetRange: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
TechName: Cogent Communications
What is the company Cogent Communications, and where is it located?
whois -a COGC OrgName: Cogent Communications OrgID: COGC Address: 1015 31st Street, NW Washington DC 20007 Country: US
Our investigation revealed that an American company with the legal address in the US capital provides the service for terrorists. It would take five minutes to close the server down. However, despite numerous requests from Internet users and Russian state structures asking for the server to be closed, nothing is done.
From now on, before taking the USA’s statements on its struggle against terrorism into consideration, remember please who breaks the laws on international terrorism and provides hosting for this terrorist site.
According to the latest information, the Internet site kavkaz.org doesn't exist any more.
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://accidents.pravda.ru/accidents/2002/10/35/285/1819_kavkaz.html
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