Mr. Volpe's campaign had the site shut down without knowing, it seems, who put it up: "Hi Everyone," wrote Brenden Johnstone, who is with the Volpe campaign, in an e-mail to other leadership campaigns. "There has been concern about how the issue of the Volpe donations was reflecting on the leadership race.Link (Thanks, Stephen and everyone else who suggested this link!)
"My Office has had the website suspended through CIRA [Canadian Internet Registration Authority] and CDNS [Canadian Domain Name Services] and it will be down as soon as 6 p.m. I think the issue with the website has been dealt with. . . ."
Bernard Turcotte, CIRA's President and CEO states "We have no record of any contact between CIRA and Mr. Volpe or his staff. Furthermore, CIRA does not deal with website content. This is and continues to be a guiding principle underlying our operations."
Update 3:Gavin sez, "Michael Geist is a CIRA board member and has reaffirmed that CIRA did not suspend the domain at the behest of Volpe. So it seems that if the domain was censored, it was done so by the registrar, not CIRA."
"The takedown occurred at the request of the registrar because the registrant failed to meet Canadian Presence Requirements"
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