New York-Based Company Now Hosts Servers Of Sanctioned Hizbullah Al-Manar TV-Website

December 8, 2023

Earlier in November 2023, MEMRI JTTM identified a server in Germany that hosts files for Lebanese Hizbullah's Al-Manar, despite U.S. sanctions against the television channel as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity.

Following MEMRI JTTM's report, German public broadcaster ARD reported that the Hizbullah-run television channel had moved its servers to France.

However, subsequent research by MEMRI JTTM has identified the presence of Al-Manar servers in New York. In March 2006, Al-Manar was designated a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity" by the United States, which declared it "owned or controlled by the Iran-funded Hizbullah terrorist network."

Pinpointing The Location: New York Servers

Pinging the web address "" identifies the site's IPv4 address.

Conducting a lookup of that address indicates that the servers for that IPv4 address are maintained by a company called Server Room. Conducting a corporate registry look up of Data Room Inc, the incorporated name of the firm, indicates that the company was incorporated in 2004 and is located in Queens County, New York.

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