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The Swiss address of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks was up and running on Saturday again after migrating to new servers to buck closure by its US host, the group which owns the name said.

"About two hours after the deactivation of by we acquired a heap of redundant DNS Servers," the Swiss Pirates Party said.

It earlier listed another 21 alternative websites where WikiLeaks could also be found, many of them European domain names and including its German counterpart. was itself taken offline by then US host provider late Friday, hours after being set up by Swiss supporters as an alternative to founder Julian Assange's blocked as it battled to stay online.

The Swiss Pirates Party, which campaigns for Internet freedoms and transparency, was founded in 2009.

Denis Simonet, who heads the group, told AFP it had registered the domain name six months ago.

"We did it to support WikiLeaks," he said, adding that it was not done at the request of Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower site.

The link to the Swiss Pirates Party's Wikileaks broader access list is at .

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