Apart from the 'censorship' you mention.
I wonder how many of such actions goes back to the international fight against terrorism as well as child porn networks. Not simply censorship but surveillance to track the perpetrators. If so I have no problem with that at all, although I agree that the domain providers might apologise after the event if they, or their 'advisers', got it wrong.
In such cases they would of course NOT be inclined to give advance warning of an investigation!
BTW; A word to the wise! I note that you have been a site member since 2009 (congrats. 5 years before me), and your valuable contributions have increased, almost exponentially, since 2017. Retired then perhaps, like me? 😉
You obviously have much to say and a broad range of knowledge and experience to draw on👍 Welcome to the club.
I find it though a little disappointing and surprising that you are making more and more use of our platform without contributing to it's upkeep!
A fiver now and again won't hurt will it?
'On paper' (🤣) we have over 5000 members, most are inactive or look around once in a while, maybe extract some useful info, but never post or contribute.
The majority of the posts, blogs and info, as well as the cost of maintaining the site (also 'your' platform in that sense) are covered by a mere handful of us.
The site costs are not exorbitant but need to be paid.
Stephen, and his assistants, work for free but domain host etc must be paid for.
Looking forward to seeing the Contributors Medal of Honour on your avatar.👍
Your decision. All contributions are voluntary and the site is free!
Best regards, Doug 😎