KillJulianAssange.com Domain Will Not Be Removed

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GoDaddy registers a new domain name every 0.8 seconds, according to the Huffington Post, so there's little time for humans to intervene. Once a domain name is created, there's nothing for registrar can do unless specific content posted to the site is in violation of certain terms of service. Because of these rules, killjulianassange.com and julianassangemustdie.com as well as numerous other death threat-style domains being registered around the WikiLeaks founder and his associates will remain up as long as they host empty pages.

"Unless and until there is content associated with killjulianassange.com there is no way for us to know what that means," said Christine Jones, Go Daddy's General Counsel. "There's no way to judge whether there's going to be something done with that domain name or if it is going to be violating any rule."

In the past week, Go Daddy has received numerous calls regarding the death threat domain names, but the company has no intention of taking action at this time. The one exception to this, Jones said, would be a domain name death threat for the President, "if the secret service contacted us, we would almost certainly take action on those domain names."

Read the full story at the Huffington Post.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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