Global_Media_Lightning_Headlines – 2005-07-11 23:43:07
AL QAEDA WEBSITE TRACKS BACK TO … MARYLAND?
Submitted by Two Readers / Global Media Lightning Headlines
(July 9. 2005) — Last night on CNN, I heard them making a connection between the London bombings and an “Islamic terrorist” website called alneda.com. I tried to view the website but it’s been taken offline. I did find the following three year old reference to alneda.com on CNN:
“These statements and others from al Qaeda have been appearing from time to time on a Web site called www.alneda.com.
“In recent months, the site, which experts suspect is closely linked to al Qaeda, also has posted manifestos signed “al Qaeda jihad” in which it says bin Laden is alive and well and preparing future attacks against the United States.
Interesting “link” to al-Qaeda, as revealed by Whois Data for alneda.com:
WHO IS ALNEDA.COM?
Registration Service Provided By: DIRECTI Contact: +91.2256797500 Website: http://www.directi.com Domain Name: ALNEDA.COM
Registrant: SFP, Inc Jon David (firstname.lastname@example.org) Po 312 Berlin Maryland,21811 US Tel. +011.4107237089
Creation Date: 16-Jul-2002 Expiration Date: 16-Jul-2013
Jon David, a fine Islamic sounding name, no doubt named after a martyr or prophet or some such. Located in that hotbed of terrorism, Berlin, Maryland USA.
Running a Traceroute
I ran a traceroute to the web address. I’ve left off the first ten hops to obscure the source of my trace, to protect my privacy. But as you can see (below) the trace ends up at broadwing.net:
traceroute to alneda.com (220.127.116.11), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets11 sl-browing-15-0.sprintlink.net (18.104.22.168) 3.630 ms 3.539 ms 3.682 ms 12 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 4.874 ms 4.364 ms 4.431 ms 13 p4-0.c0.wash.broadwing.net (188.8.131.52) 4.361 ms 4.321 ms 4.235ms 14 p2-0.a0.nwrk.broadwing.net (184.108.40.206) 11.472 ms 11.432 ms 11.875 ms 15 P1-0.a1.dc.nwrk.broadwing.net (220.127.116.11) 11.453 ms !H * 11.596 ms !H
Broadwing Communications of Austin, TX.Hey, aren’t we killing and incarcerating Iraqis so we don’t have to host terrorist websites in der homeland?
Admin contact info for Broadwing is provided below. Might be fun to ask them what they’re doing hosting terror websites connected with the recent bombings.
WHO IS BROADWING.NET?
Registrant: Broadwing Communications, LLC 1122 Capital of Texas Highway South Austin, TX 78746 US
Domain Name: BROADWING.NET
Administrative Contact: Smith, Kyle DNS@BROADWING.COM Broadwing Communications, LLC 1122 South Capitol of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78746 US 302.283.2854 302.283.2802 fax: 302.283.2802
Checking the Name Records
Following another line of inquiry, the authoritative name records for alneda.com are hosted by thewetlandsinc.com, and email for alneda.com is directed to thewetlandsinc.com’s mail server:
<<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>>
@A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET alneda.com ns ;; ANSWER SECTION: alneda.com. 172800 IN NS ns1.thewetlandsinc.com. alneda.com. 172800 IN NS ns2.thewetlandsinc.com.
<<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>> @ns1.thewetlandsinc.com alneda.com ns ;; ANSWER SECTION: alneda.com. 3600 IN NS ns2.thewetlandsinc.com. alneda.com. 3600 IN NS ns1.thewetlandsinc.com.
<<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>>
@ns1.thewetlandsinc.com alneda.com a ;; ANSWER SECTION: alneda.com. 3600 IN A 18.104.22.168
<<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>>
@ns1.thewetlandsinc.com alneda.com mx ;; ANSWER SECTION: alneda.com. 3600 IN MX 10 mail.thewetlandsinc.com.
Thewetlandsinc.com is registered to a web hosting company in Sarasota, FL:
WHO IS THEWETLANDSINC.COM
Registrant:TheWetlands.com, Inc. PO Box 312 Berlin, MD 21811 US
Domain Name: THEWETLANDSINC.COM
Administrative Contact: David, Jon jd@THEWETLANDSINC.COM 12507 SUNSET AVE STE 21 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842-9296 US 410-723-7089 fax: 410-723-7085
Record expires on 13-Oct-2011. Record created on 13-Oct-1999. Database last updated on 9-Jul-2005 12:01:33 EDT.
Domain servers in listed order:
• NS2.THEWETLANDSINC.COM 22.214.171.124 • NS1.THEWETLANDSINC.COM 126.96.36.199
“Abu Musab” Jon David of Maryland again! Note the registrant for thewetlandsinc.com is TheWetlands.com, Inc.:
WHO IS THEWETLANDS.COM?
Registrant: TheWetlands.com, Inc.
Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service P.O. Box 229 Margaretville, NY 12455 US
Domain Name: THEWETLANDS.COM
Administrative Contact- Unlisted-Whois.com, LLC Ref# 103974: email@example.com Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service P.O. Box 229 Margaretville, NY 12455 US Phone- 4107353410 Fax- 014107353433
Record create date: 1998-01-27 Record expires on: 2007-01-26
Thewetlands.com is a Porn site. Kind of a strange place for an Islamic fundamentalist to choose to host a jihadi website.
Returning to the registry for alneda.com, Jon David’s admin contact info references an email address at 4jon.com; the admin contact for 4jon.com is listed as a PO box in NY:
Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service PO Box 229 Margaretville, NY 12455 US
Domain Name: 4JON.COM
Administrative Contact Unlisted-Whois.com, LLC Ref# 103966: firstname.lastname@example.org Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service P.O. Box 229 Margaretville, NY 12455 US Phone 4107353410 Fax 014107353433
According the CNN June 25, 2002 web ariticle (URL listed above):
“The site reappeared in early June and this time CNN traced it to a Web-hosting company in Texas. As CNN went to air with another story on it last Monday, alneda.com once again disappeared from the Web.
However, as the above traceroute shows, the DNS for alneda.com still points web queries to broadwing.net, in Austin, TX.
Interesting how the US corporate medium absolutely fails to point out that this “terrorist” webiste is hosted in Texas.
Also interesting is CNN’s suggestion is 2002 that alneda.com had “once again disappeared from the Web.” It appears it’s where it has always been. These people never hear of investigative journalism?
What I want to know is: who the hell is Jon David, and why is he maintaining a “terrorist” website in Texas?
Maybe we should notify the Berlin, MD police of the “terrorist” in their midst. Or der Homeland Security? It also might be fun to contact Broadwing and the domain name registrars and ask them what they’re doing associating with terrorists?
Weird how Muslim charities have been targeted since 911, but somehow this “terrorist” alneda.com has managed to reside in Texas for three years.