Game mods : Feds took over DamnModz.com domain name

US Federal authorities have seized the domain DamnModz.com, a gaming mods (profile modifications) seller. The following message appears: “This domain name has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court under the authority of 18 U.S.C. #981 and 2323.” The message mentions “willful […]

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ZML.com : Domain seized by ICE contains video about counterfeit goods

ZML.com, a premium “Chinese letters” LLL .com domain is in the hands of Homeland Security Investigations (ICE). The domain was seized in 2010, long before the Chinese mania for domains without vowels or the letter “V” started. Prices for such letters have skyrocketed since, although in recent weeks they have fallen back substantially. Back in […]

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On ICE : Federal agents seize AirbagsPlace.com domain

The domain name AirbagsPlace.com has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a warrant issued by a US District Court. The web site, operating on a domain registered in 2015, appears to have been providing products that were fake, replicas or otherwise unauthorized by the official airbag manufacturers. As part of the […]

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Imminent: ICE crackdown on domain names selling counterfeit products

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) team has declared war on counterfeit goods, announcing that it is collaborating with 24 law enforcement agencies across 18 countries. ICE and international law enforcement agencies plan to shut down 29,684 domain names, that have engaged in illegal trade of counterfeit merchandise to unsuspecting consumers. “Working with our […]

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Domain seizures: Is the Federal Government guilty of domain propaganda?

An interesting article by Jeff Roberts, staff writer at Paid Content brings some material information forward about the alleged misuse of seized domain names. Apparently, the Federal government and the ICE agency has been seizing domain names related to counterfeit goods; then it places its own anti-piracy propaganda videos on them. The videos attempt to […]

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Cyber Monday Crackdown: ICE, ICE baby

More domains practicing the illegal game of selling counterfeit goods and soliciting piracy were seized today by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a message, the U.S. State Department declared: “Seizure orders have been executed against 150 domain names of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods […]

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Homeland Security: Your pigeonsh1t is safe

You’d think that the recent domain seizures by the department of Homeland Security are random attempts to crack down on domains that promote knock-offs and the like. The truth is that ICE is going after valuable domains with traffic, not just your average pigeonsh*t – the term coined by Rick Schwartz to describe domains of […]

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