Details are a bit thin on the ground at the moment, but the Harry's Place blog has disappeared, temporarily no doubt, because the company handling their domain registration has deleted/suspended their (DNS) name service.
; <<>> DiG 9.4.2-P1 <<>> www.hurryupharry.orgNo answer section, you might note. Apparently, this is because a complaint of some kind was sent to them.
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 28594
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.hurryupharry.org. IN A
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
hurryupharry.org. 10573 IN SOA ns1.daily.co.uk. root.hurryupharry.org. 2008082603 10800 900 604800 43200
At first sight, this is an escalation of the tactics used in past attempts to suppress blogspeech, during which complaints were sent to the hosting company involved but, to my knowledge, there were no attempts to have DNS records suspended.
Oh, and the registration company to avoid? Daily Internet Services Limited. They're the people who manage this DNS zone.