Currently, Winjeel.Com is hosted on servers in the United States, but it will move to HelloSpace.Me servers in Switzerland this week. There may be a few days where Winjeel.Com will not work. Sorry about the interruption. I hope to have everything operating as normal as quickly as possible.
The move from the US to Switzerland is because of two reasons, one is economic. Two, the worsening of digital freedoms in the United States is seen as a threat in the coming years. Winjeel.Com will be hosted in Switzerland because of the strong data protection, privacy laws, and commitment to Net Neutrality.
Today is a very important day for the internet. Net neutrality is vitally important to us, and to you. The concept relates to our digital rights as published by the Global Trust Centre. Net neutrality, they say, is our access to information (see Rights and Responsibilities for Citizens in the Digital World). Net neutrality was never really embodied in law in many countries around the world, as it was just assumed by default, but it was enshrined in law in some countries including the US. However, some governments have censored the internet and the most famous is the “Great Firewall of China”. The United States government is considering ending net neutrality, and allowing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to slow or even block traffic from particular websites. This is effectively allowing commercially decided censorship in the United States. The ramifications are that websites like Winjeel.Com could be blocked if US based ISPs wanted to demand a ransom. Ending net neutrality would also set a dangerous precedent, where other countries may follow suit.
Consequently, the Fight for the Future and Demand Progress digital rights groups, and over 70,000 internet-based companies are protesting the US process of ending net neutrality. If you support net neutrality, I strongly urge you to add your name to this petition on the Battle for the Net.