LATEST PRESS RELEASE
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Berlin/Vienna, November 02, 2000, 7 am CET|
|Vote-auction falls victim to ILLEGAL DNS-SHUTDOWN|
Below you find the latest press release by [V]ote-auction:
You can also find this press release at
For any further information feel free to contact
or in urgent cases call our ubermorgen.com hotlines
|[V] Vote-auction falls victim to ILLEGAL DNS-SHUTDOWN|
[V]ote-auction, the only platform worldwide allowing end-consumers
to take part in the U.S. election industry [formerly called "soft money"],
falls again victim to a repressive campaign against free speech.
|[V] Why was the domain shut down in this way?|
|Our first domain, voteauction.com, was
registered with a dns-registry located in the U.S.
Our "late" domain, vote-auction.com, however, was registered via a company located in Germany, i.e. outside of U.S. jurisdiction.
This is why, appearantly, some-one in the U.S., probably parties from the Chicago law suit where vote-auction.com is named as a defendant, decided to just forget about legal proceedings, and went directly to InterNIC, ignoring international law.
|[V] What will happen to [V]ote-auction now?|
Our lawyers are currently investigating, as you might imagine.
On a more practical level, we are reachable via our IP - our new url
Using the IP address will finally give us full protection against any further actions against our site, as IP addresses are not dependant on domain name services.
Luckily, this DNS-SHUTDOWN was not intelligentely timed.
On a funny note, one could say that now they either have to shut down the whole Internet or arrest the whole US- population, OR, which is more likely, our site will stay functional and online.
|[V] [V]ote-auction is BACK UNDER http://22.214.171.124|
Thanks to the incredible work of our dear provider SILVER SERVER [www.sil.at], we were able to get back online fast and are now reachable at:
This is the safest address currently available.
Vote-auction can also be reached under:
Vote-auction has issued a free speech support campaign in order to
gather hundreds of vote-auction and voteauction domains or install sub-domains
all pointing to:
From November, 2nd, the following domains shall be active:
|[V] Vote-auction.com ADDS NEW FEATURES|
Now to some really good news!
Vote-auction, still the "Leader of the Election Industry", and the first mover in this field, has added various new features:
 Updated figures, automated processes
 International polls
 1-CLICK-BIDDING function
 ALL NEW MESSAGE-BOARD, heavily crowded
 Extended PRESS-ARCHIVE, over 200 internat. news-segments
|[V] Final note|
We want to end this press release with a quote from chief counsel to the California secretary of state, Bill Jones, who seems to have a somewhat "personal" view on free speech:
"whether this is a parody [...] that this man is running,
Source: CNN, "Burden of Proof", Oct 24 2000 http://www.cnn.com/video/burden/2000/10/24/show.rm80.ram
Appearantely, there are other individuals and/or authorities, who share
For the Vote-auction team:
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