Kiwi Farms abandoned by second web hosting provider

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DDoS Protection (opens in a new tab) DDoS-Guard provider followed Cloudflare in terminating its services for the controversial Kiwi Farms forum.

After analyzing the content of the website, which is known to hunt down marginalized social groups, DDoS-Guard banned the site from using its DDoS protection service.

Administrators of the Kiwi Farms forum activated DDoS-Guard protection for their domain on September 4, 2022, following Cloudflare’s decision to block the forum (opens in a new tab) and revoke the right to use its security services.

Kiwi Farms fights to stay online

The forum managed to come back online for a brief while recently using a domain administered by China, with protection from Vancouver Web hosting (opens in a new tab) VanwaTech supplier.

The company has a history of helping controversial websites such as 8kun (formerly known as 8chan) and neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer. Both sites have been blocked by Cloudflare in the past.

Nick Lim, Founder and CEO of VanwaTech said Tech Radar Pro that the company maintains a firm commitment to its role as a neutral Internet service provider and not an Internet censor.

“We do not provide registry, hosting services or domain registration for Kiwi Farms – they simply use our content delivery network to protect their website against cyberattacks like any other customer,” he said. he adds.

When you try to visit the Kiwi Farms forum, it appears that the site is blocked, with the message: “Sorry, kiwifarms.ru has been blocked by your network administrator.”

Despite the controversy, a broader conversation about a permanent fix for websites of this nature continues, particularly with regards to taking trolling sites offline.

According to DDoS-Guard, despite the fact that it was not the company’s duty to moderate the content of websites that use its services, it did not wait for an official notification before terminating access from Kiwi Farms to its protection service.

“We don’t have to decide if a website is breaking the law. We can only restrict access to the customer’s website if it is reasonable. For example, if there is the official court opinion,” the company said in a blog post (opens in a new tab).

“We have received multiple complaints from users saying this violates DDoS Guard’s Acceptable Use Policy.”

DDoS-Guard thanked those who brought the incident to its attention.

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