Internet registrar suspends The Pirate Bay’s ‘new’ .MS domain name
Looks like The Pirate Bay (TPB) has no respite from domain name troubles, as its fight with it continues this week too. The Montserratian .MS Registrar has gone ahead and suspended its new thepiratebay.ms domain name just few a days after the torrent website switched it on. The torrent site has to now search for new alternatives to keep the hydra going.
In recent months, The Pirate Bay has had its fair share of domain name issues.
Read our previous articles related to TPB’s domain issues.
In the past, the site burnt through a ‘hydra’ of six domain names after it floated away from its .se mainstay. Surprisingly, the Swedish TLD (top-level-domain) turned out to be more resistant than any of the alternatives.
TPB has been looking to build a hydra like domain name support for its site after .SE was caught up in litigation. It seems that all other domains are failing for The Pirate Bay gang other than the .SE domain.
Last week, TPB switched on a new domain name in an obvious attempt to branch out. However, the Montserrat-based ThePirateBay.ms didn’t last long either and has already been suspended.
Now, the .MS domain has the ill-famed “serverhold” status, which recommends that the responsible registry intervened. In the past too, the status has been used when domain names were flagged for copyright issues, and uncovered the domain name of its DNS entries.
“This status code is set by your domain’s Registry Operator. Your domain is not activated in the DNS,” ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) writes.
ThePirateBay.ms is no longer accessible due to the issue. TorrentFreak contacted the responsible registry for a comment, but have yet to receive a response from them.
With the suspension, TPB is left with ThePirateBay.org and ThePirateBay.se as the only steady domain names. It is not known at this time if The Pirate Bay team intends to add any new domains.
However, it is likely that one or more domain names may become active in the future, as TPB’s operators in the past had informed Torrent Freak that they have numerous domain names in store.