A website suspected of being created by the Middle Eastern terror group Islamic State has been registered to an office in Parnell, Auckland, close to the home of the Prime Minister John Key.
Website Khilafah.is was closed down by Iceland overnight as controller of the country’s suffix address name.
Documentation for the web listing shows it was registered to Suite 4551, 17B Farnham St, Parnell, Auckland.
Its owner is described as Azym Abdullah.
Managing Director of Private Box Ltd, Gareth Foster, of Porirua, told TV One News they do provide a mail drop service for Suite 4551 on 17b Farnham St, but said the website’s domain was registered to a Azym Abdullah, who is not a customer of Private Box.
“We will be working with authorities to identify what relationship this account has with the person or website in question (if any),” Mr Foster told TV One News.
On the New Zealand Companies Office listings, the Parnell suite is the registered office for at least 63 companies, including a number that have been struck off.
Under New Zealand’s company system, registration can be done on line with virtual offices providing a legal entity for mail drops.
It is not the first time New Zealand virtual offices and shell companies have been caught up in international security.
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Also see: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-postal-service-horrified-possible-link-isis-6105879