Feminist sympathisers redirect porn director's site?

, posted: 2-Sep-2006 09:32

Websurfers wanting to ogle Norwegian pornographer Thomas "Rocco" Hansen's pornidol.no site are currently being redirected to the site of feminist organisation Ottar, also in Norway, reports in Propaganda and Computerworld say (both pages in Norwegian only).

Instead of smut, visitors get an eye-ful of anti-pornography sentiment from Ottar, which is also fighting against prostitution which it terms as "trade in women". Ottar's spokeswoman in Oslo, Ane Stø, says her organisation has nothing to do with the redirection but otherwise, thinks it's great that visitors get some anti-porn propaganda along the way.

If you must see him, here is a picture of Hansen, taken by the improbably named P Ervland (first name Per).

It's no big loss for the world that Hansen's site is redirected, but if it was done by feminist sympathisers, they are skating on thin ice ethically. The redirection could of course have been done by anyone however, as a joke - or even as a publicity stunt. It seems a bit suspicious that the site is still being redirected as the story was published yesterday.

However, the name servers for pornidol.no currently show up as being on zoneedit, a free DNS service. If I've got it right, they should be with hyp.net according to the whois data, which points to a hack being behind the redirection rather than a publicity stunt.

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