Today, in an unprecedented way, without any prior warning, the management of SoftLayer, an American hosting company, has suspended the account and the serves of Libyan Spider, the prominent Libya’s registrar.
Erroneously, SoftLayer has based its decision on the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.
However, the sanctions are directed only at the current Libyan government and neither on any other Libyan citizen nor any legal entities related to the country.
Libyan Spider is a privately owned company that is not affiliated in any manner with the affected government. Libyan Spider is not on the list, never was, and there are no foreseeable anticipation it will ever be.
In its deeds, SoftLayer has misinterpreted the directive of the President of the United States.
Hence, it was a terrible mistake to shut down the servers. Thousands of Libyan Spider’s clients, including prominent sites bit.ly might be affected.
Libyan Spider should seriously consider a legal action against SoftLayer for terminating the hosting services without any substantial reasons, causing significant material losses to the company as well as its numerous clients.
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