From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Plot to Take Over Awareness Times Website?
May 18, 2009, 16:12

The Awareness Times Newspaper has been reliably informed of an alleged hatched plot by the Government of President Ernest Bai Koroma to have our main domain name of seized from us by Government officials supervising the .sl domain name registration.

The name has been owned by this newspaper since July 2005 and we have been paying all due annual fees for it. Despite our critical coverage of some of the inactions of the erstwhile Kabbah Government, no such plot was ever entertained.

This paper considers it as immoral and illegitimate for the Government to seize the domain name under the allegedly proposed excuse of "State security reasons" as our cogent source alleges to be the plan.

Meanwhile, should that happen, readers are asked to store our alternate domain name of which points to the same servers hosting our website in the United States and which .com domain name is not under the control of Sierra Leone Government officials but is controlled by International Internic Registrars.

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