APEX shuts down guestworkerfraud.com
APEX shuts down guestworkerfraud.com
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 3:59 AM
<<<<< JOB DESTRUCTION NEWSLETTER No. 2074 -- 1/26/2010 >>>>>
Yesterday censorship on the internet just got a whole lot worse. On January
25, 2010 the website guestworkerfraud.com run by John Doe #3 has been wiped
off the internet by request of the H-1B bodyshop APEX and by order of Judge
James P. Hurley of The Superior Court of New Jersey. The website lasted
slightly more than a month since ITgrunt.com was removed on December 23, 2009.
Network Solutions disabled the domain and put a "legal lock" on the account.
Until further notice NS will not let Doe #3 have the domain name back until
they decide to release it. Godaddy took similar actions to censor "Tunnel Rat"
I contacted John Doe #3 to ask if he had received a notice before his site was
disabled: he replied that there was no notice at all " not even an email or a
phone call. Doe #3 called Network Solutions and was told by a NS
representative that his complaint will be sent it to their legal department,
which is supposed to get back in touch with Doe #3 within 24 hours.
Best case scenario at this point would be that NS would agree to give back the
domain name to Doe #3, which is property he paid for. You can still view the
contents of the website by using Google cache, but expect pages to disappear
Hopefully Doe #3 has better luck than Tunnel Rat because so far Godaddy has
refused to give back the ITgrunt domain name.
What all of this means in a practical sense is that Doe #3 and Tunnel Rat
cannot move their websites to a different web host because their domain name
has been been hijacked. What this would be comparable to is if Microsoft.com
had to change their name merely because a foolish judge in New Jersey ordered
their domain to be removed from the internet. Of course that would never
happen to Microsoft because they have lawyers, but small web sites containing
content that someone find offensive for any reason is fair game for
Everyone that is concerned about freedom of speech on the internet should pay
close attention to what is unfolding here because this unwarranted censorship
is setting a very dangerous precedent. To get a full background on this story
read my previous commentaries:
H-1B Bodyshop vs. U.S. First Amendment: The Case Of "Tunnel Rat", December 27,
APEX vs John Does, 4 January 2010
EFF reprimands Judge Hurley and APEX for internet censorship, 10 January 2010
ITgrunt isn t going down without a fight. He set up a new domain name.
Check out "TechInsurgent.com: Life of an I.T. Grunt, Notes From The Trenches
of Software Development." He has an explanation about what he had to do to get
back online and it's deeply disturbing considering that the United States is
supposed to have a Constitution that protects free speech.
I am now registered in Japan and hosted by wonderful Cirrus Tech,
based in Toronto.
This will be my command post while I fight that pack of jackals
that got me shut down in America. I will be posting links to
Apex case and you can get frequent updates.
In short, the Apex case has blown up all over the internet. Few
Americans like the idea of an Indian national getting a corrupt
judge and a mob lawyer to shut down web sites and domains over
some fabricated libel case that revolves around an illegal
This newsletter will soon be available on the web at:
Guest Worker Visa Fraud by John Doe #3
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