Blogbus, IT168 and 51.com were Suspended by Domain Register

Update: Douyi (CEO of Blogbus.com) changed his MSN signature as:

Being sodomized by Ministry of Information Industry, estimated time of return is tomorrow.

Three web sites were forced offline today, among them Blogbus.com and 51.com are blog service provider and social network, IT168.com is technology related. The domain register has suspended domain name resolution of these three websites:

http://www.dynadot.com/domain/whois.html?domain=blogbus.com

Domain Name: BLOGBUS.COM
Registrar: BEIJING INNOVATIVE LINKAGE TECHNOLOGY LTD. DBA DNS.COM.CN
Whois Server: whois.dns.com.cn
Referral URL: http://www.dns.com.cn
Name Server: NS1.DNS.COM.CN
Name Server: NS2.DNS.COM.CN
Status: clientHold
Updated Date: 05-jan-2010
Creation Date: 06-dec-2002
Expiration Date: 06-dec-2011

Because of the DNS cache, some visitors reported those sites are still online in their area. It is still unclear when the held domain be released, according to the official blog of Blogbus.com, their servers’ IP were temporarily banned and all users were unable to access their backstage. It says the suspension is caused by a blog containing sensitive content. Later on the entire domain was held by the register.

The google cached page is still accessible:

http://blogbus.blogbus.com/logs/56218040.html
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:kLKXVUfFzIsJ:blogbus.blogbus.com/+site:blogbus.blogbus.com