Death Threat Domain Names
emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 11 January, 2011
I was very disturbed to discover some very offensive death threat domain names that are in currently in use through your service.
is hosted by
I’ve also been told the same is true for
I want very much to see these terrible websites to be removed.
Please let me know the outcome of this terrible situation as soon as possible.
Laurel L. Russwurm
[Thanks @jwildeboer & @evgenymorozov]
The disturbed young woman who registered the julianassangemustdie.com domain name is Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) acording to her Twitter Profile:
Frazzled mom, alternative health doc, conservative libertarian blogger, columnist, podcaster, radio host, iPhone & Mac lover, fantasy reading geek, #TCOT”
As a mother myself, I have difficulty understanding a mind set that would allow a mother to advocate killing anyone. Is this not also a criminal offense?
Is this woman a socipath? Or is it that she just lacks any shred of empathy?
Or perhaps Ms. Clouthier lacks the imagination to realize that Julian Assange has a mother too?
Sadly, it’s beginning to look as thought there’s a whole culture that thinks advocating the assassination of people who disagree with you acceptable.
Incredibly, the most bizarre thing is that @MelissaTweets believes herself to be a “libertarian”.
Libertarianism is the advocacy of individual liberty, especially freedom of thought and action. Philosopher Roderick T. Long defines libertarianism as “any political position that advocates a radical redistribution of power [either “total or merely substantial”] from the coercive state to voluntary associations of free individuals”, whether “voluntary association” takes the form of the free market or of communal co-operatives. David Boaz, libertarian writer and vice president of the Cato Institute, writes that, “Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others” and that, “Libertarians defend each person’s right to life, liberty, and property–rights that people have naturally, before governments are created.”