Friday, July 16, 2004

Islamist Websites and Their Hosts Part I: Islamist Terror Organizations

 

Introduction

The post September 11 war on terrorism has increased Islamist organizations' dependence on the Internet, making it a vital means of communication and indoctrination for both Islamist organizations and for the infrastructure of Al-Qa'ida supporters. As a result of Islamist websites often being tracked and in some cases hacked, or shut down by their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the Islamist organizations have also become increasingly dependent on chat rooms and message boards for communication.

The following list of 25 Islamist websites and message forums, the first in a series of reports, includes website affiliations, IP addresses, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and information about their registrants.(1) The entries are categorized by ISP location.
The IP addresses and hosts included in the list were valid as of July 16, 2004.(2)
United States

www.abrarway.com Affiliation: News website of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.Registered by: "Samail" in Beirut, Lebanon IP address: 216.7.186.93ISP: VONOC in Englewood, Colorado, United States, and WeHostWebSites.com in Loveland, Colorado, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: VONOC in Englewood, Colorado, United States, and WeHostWebSites.com in Loveland, Colorado, United States: dnsracks.com IP-216.7.186.91 and IP-216.7.186.92

www.almjlah.com Affiliation: Pro-Al-Qa'ida website.Registered by: "None" in Dammam, Saudi ArabiaIP address: 198.87.87.9ISP: Verio Inc. in Englewood, Colorado, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Verio Inc. in Englewood, Colorado, United States: damammhost.com IP-198.87.87.38 and IP-198.87.87.39

http://alsaha.com Affiliation: Message forum used by Al-Qa'ida supporters.Registered by: fares.netIP address: 66.98.148.179ISP: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United States: fares.net: IP-66.98.148.180, and IP-207.44.240.233; NetTransactions LLC in Holmdel, New Jersey, United States, and CEF in Hazlet, New Jersey, United States: nettica.com IP-64.237.45.34; 1-800-Hosting Inc. in Dallas, Texas, United States: nettica.com IP-69.41.170.223
www.alsakifah.org Affiliation: Message forums used by Al-Qa'ida supporters. Registered by: Al-Sakifah in Malami, MalaysiaIP address: 64.62.172.111ISP: Hurricane Electric in Freemont, California, United States, and Powersurge Technologies Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Hurricane Electric in Freemont, California, United States, and Powersurge Technologies Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States: rhinodns1.com IP-64.62.172.110

http://ansar-alsonnah.8k.com Affiliation: Website of the Army of Ansar Al-Sunnah; Known supporters of Al-Qa'ida.Registered by: Details unavailableIP address: 208.185.127.165ISP: Abovenet Communications in New York, United States, and About Web Services in Orem, Utah, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: UUNET Technologies in Ashburn, Virginia, United States, and North Sky Inc. in Orem, Utah, United States: Abovenet Communications in New York, United States: freeservers.com IP-63.108.71.180; and About Web Services in Orem, Utah, United States: freeservers.com IP-208.185.127.192

www.ansarnet.ws/vb Affiliation: Message forums used by Al-Qa'ida supporters.Registered by: Al-Ansar Net in London, United KingdomIP address: 67.15.48.24ISP: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Rackspace.com in San Antonio, Texas, United States: micfo.com IP-69.20.54.201

www.chechan.org Affiliation: Website of the Chechen Information Center.Registered by: Chechannet in Miksan, VanuatuIP address: 69.13.27.58ISP: C I Host in Bedford, Texas, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: C I Host in Bedford, Texas, United States: muzikalite.net IP-69.13.27.250

www.hostinganime.com/neda4/index.htm Affiliation: Pro-Al-Qa'ida website.Registered by: Details unavailable. IP address: 66.98.141.123ISP: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United States Domain/Nameserver provider: anoncities.com(3)

www.hostinganime.com/sout19/bttar.htm Affiliation: Pro-Al-Qa'ida website. Publishes Al-Qa'ida's Al-Battar Training Camp magazine.Registered by: Details unavailable.IP address: 66.98.141.123ISP: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: anoncities.com(4)

www.info-bureau.com Affiliation: Official website of Hamas. Registered by: "Cravis" in Sofia, Bulgaria IP address: 66.220.29.3ISP: Hurricane Electric in Fremont, California, United States, and Powersurge Technologies Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States Domain/Nameserver provider: ourserver.net(5)

www.intiqad.com Affiliation: Pro-Hizbullah weekly magazine.Registered by: An Individual in Beirut, Lebanon IP address: 64.176.6.40ISP: Alabanza Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland, United States Domain/Nameserver provider: Alabanza Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland, United States:rakeemnet.com IP-65.108.51.98 and IP-65.108.52.182

www.kataebaqsa1.com Affiliation: Website of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, military wing of Fatah.Registered by: "Aboqosai" in Gaza, PalestineIP address: 64.62.172.111ISP: Hurricane Electric in Freemont, California, United States, and Powersurge Technologies Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Hurricane Electric in Freemont, California, United States, and Powersurge Technologies Inc., in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States: rhinodns1.com IP-64.62.172.110 and IP-64.62.172.111

www.manartv.com (6) Affiliation: Website of Hizbullah TV station Al-Manar.Registered by: ITX in Beirut, Lebanon IP address: 64.106.143.226ISP: DataPipe in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States, and ITX Sarl in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States Domain/Nameserver provider: Internap Network Services in Atlanta, Georgia, United States; and eNom in Redmond, Washington State, United States: name-services.com IP-63.251.163.115

www.moqawama.net (7) Affiliation: Pro-Hizbullah website.Registered by: Hadeelnet in Beirut, Lebanon IP address: 207.44.244.117 ISP: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas, United States; Zone Edit in New York, United States: hostsvr.com IP-209.61.140.4; and Qwest Communications in Denver, Colorado, United States, and Ezzi.Net in Great River, New York, United States: hostsvr.com IP-65.125.228.67

www.nasrollah.org Affiliation: Website of Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah. Registered by: Hadeel.net in Beirut, Lebanon IP address: 69.59.157.93ISP: ServePath LLC. in San Francisco, California, United States. Domain/Nameserver provider: Register.com Inc. in New York, United States: register.com IP-216.21.229.101

www.neda2-friend.co.uk Affiliation: Pro-Al-Qa'ida website.Registered by: An Individual through agent at Fasthosts Internet Ltd. in the United KingdomIP address: 207.150.192.12ISP: Affinity Internet Inc. in Ft. Lauderdal, Florida, California, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Affinity Internet Inc. in Ft. Lauderdal, Florida, California, United States: hostsave.com IP-207.150.196.199 and IP-207.150.197.103

www.qal3ati.org (8) Affiliation: Message forums used by Al-Qa'ida supporters.Registered by: "Qalaah Qalaah" in Abu Dhabi, Arab EmiratesIP address: 64.246.51.5ISP: Everyone's Internet Inc. in Houston, Texas, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Everyone's Internet in Houston, Texas, United States:hostworld4u.net IP-64.246.51.41

www.rabdullah.com Affiliation: Website of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary General Dr. Abdallah Ramadhan Shalah.Registered by: "Abrar" in Beirut, Lebanon. IP address: 64.156.223.250ISP: Level 3 Communications Inc. in Broomfield, Colorado, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Level 3 Communications Inc. in Broomfield, Colorado, United States: jodoshared.com IP-64.156.220.224 and IP-64.156.223.231

www.sarayaalquds.com Affiliation: Website of Al-Quds Brigades, military wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.Registered by: "Abrar" in Beirut, Lebanon IP address: 64.156.223.250ISP: Level 3 Communications Inc. in Broomfield, Colorado, United StatesDomain/Nameserver provider: Level 3 Communications Inc. in Broomfield, Colorado, United States: jodoshared.com IP-64.156.220.224 and IP-64.156.223.231
 
Canada
www.alqassam.net Affiliation: Website of Izz Al-din Al-Qassam, military wing of Hamas.Registered by: "Ezzedeen" in Amman, JordanIP address: 69.10.142.30ISP: RackForce Hosting in Kelowna, Canada. Domain/Nameserver provider: RackForce Hosting in Kelowna, Canada: hostdeals.net, IP-69.10.142.26 and IP-69.10.142.27
United Kingdom

www.hizb-ut-tahrir.org Affiliation: Website of Hizb al-Tahrir.Registered by: Al-Khilafa Publications in London, Great BritainIP address: 83.170.75.19ISP: UK2-Net in London, Great BritainDomain/Nameserver provider: Net Access Corporation in Parsippany, New Jersey, United States: zoneedit.com IP-64.21.143.21

Hong Kong
www.shareeah.org (9) Affiliation: Website of Sheikh Abu Hamza and Supporters of Shareeah. Registered by: 357Hosting in Niewvegein, Utrecht, NetherlandsIP address: 210.245.167.135 ISP: Hostrino in Kowloon Bay, Hong KongDomain/Nameserver provider: Internap Network Services in Atlanta, Georgia, United States; and eNom in Redmond, Washington State, United States: name-services.com IP-63.251.163.115
Russia

www.al-fateh.net Affiliation: Hamas children's magazine.Registered by: "Nizar Al-Hussein" in Beirut, LebanonIP address: 213.234.216.82 ISP: Corbina Telecom in Moscow, RussiaDomain/Nameserver provider: RUNNet, Russian Federal University Network in Moscow, Russia: ariadnamedia.ru IP-213.234.228.83; and Corbina Telecom in Moscow, Russia: ariadnamedia.ru IP-80.250.164.235

United Arab Emirates
 
www.palestine-info.info (10) Affiliation: Pro-Hamas website. Registered by: Palestine Information Center in Beirut, Lebanon. IP address: 213.42.17.48 ISP: Emirates Internet in Dubai, Arab EmiratesDomain/Nameserver provider: Emirates Internet in Dubai, Arab Emirates: palestine-info.info IP-213.42.17.48
Iran
www.qudsway.com Affiliation: Pro-Palestinian Islamic Jihad website. Registered by: An individual in Faiha, Kuwait.IP address: 217.218.0.123ISP: Telecommunication Company of Iran in Teheran, IranDomain/Nameserver provider: Telecommunication Company of Iran in Teheran, Iran: qudsway.to IP-217.218.0.123
*Marie-Hélène Boccara is a research fellow of MEMRI and director of MEMRI's Scandinavian Department.

Endnotes:(1) Names of individuals who register a website are kept in MEMRI archives. (2) Sources: www.allwhois.com , www.whois.net, http://godaddy.com , www.apnic.net , www.arin.net , www.ripe.net (3) Detail provided by www.allwhois.com, but this nameserver is inactive.(4) Detail provided by www.allwhois.com, but this nameserver is inactive.(5) Detail provided by www.allwhois.com, but this nameserver is inactive.(6) www.manartv.org has the same content and the same IP address as www.manartv.com (7) www.moqawama.net appears to be alternating daily between two ISPs. The other IP address used is 69.10.136.209 ISP: RackForce Hosting Inc. in Kelowna, Canada. www.moqawama.org has the same content, but is registered by “Cyberia s.a.l” in Herndon, Virginia, United States. IP address: 69.59.157.93. ISP: Serve Path Inc. in San Francisco, California, United States. Domain/Nameserver provider: VeriSign Infrastructure and Operations in Dulles, Virginia, United States: worldnic.com IP-216.168.224.69. (8) www.qal3ah.org www.qal3ati.net www.qal3ah.info are the same as www.qal3ati.org(9)www.shareeah.org is the original address of www.shareeah.vze.com with the same content but a different IP address: 130.94.133.172. ISP: Verio Inc. in Englewood, Colorado, United States.(10) www.palestine-info.com has the same content, and is registered by Palestine Information Center in Beirut, Lebanon, but its IP address is: 62.149.0.195 and ISP: Colocall Ltd. in Kiev, Ukraine. Domain/Nameserver provider: Colocall Ltd. in Kiev, Ukraine: palestine-info.com IP-62.149.0.195 and IP-62.149.0.196.

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