FBI seizes 17 domain names in defrauding scheme

The FBI and US Postal Inspection Service have seized 17 domains that were part of a defrauding scheme. US law enforcement has investigated the activity of the scammers since February 2021, after the FBI’s IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) received 64 complaints about the scammers. The domains now display a warning by the US authorities: […]

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Zlibrary.org and 200 domains seized in IP piracy sting

Z-Library, operating from the domain Zlibrary.org, was one of the largest shadow libraries on the internet. Using a varying number of alternate domain names in numerous TLDs and gTLDs, Z-Library provided free, unlicensed access to more than 11 million books and 84 million articles. Publishers and authors were not happy with Z-Library, leading to the […]

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#Domain seizure : It’s not a medical condition, it’s the law

“Domain seizure” is not a medical condition requiring medication, or a bite-down for your tongue. When domain seizures occur, it’s because the law has been broken. The US Department of Justice delivers such instructions to domain Registrars, that have to take the offending domain away from the registrant, and place it under the direct management […]

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#Gemstoned .net : Feds grab #domain name from illegal #vape business – #NameFind has the .com

Federal US authorities (NCIDE) have raided a California vaping business, seizing its domain name Gemstoned.net in the process. The 2017 registration is now displaying a message of domain seizure, as of March 3, 2020: This website has been seized since March 3, 2020 as part of a law enforcement operation by the Sacramento, California-based Northern […]

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#BigCity .com and #Cracker .com added to #Backpage #domain seizures by the FBI

Two aged, generic domains have been added to the Backpage seizure list by the FBI. BigCity.com, a domain registered in 1997, and Cracker.com, registered in 1995, are now under the control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The domain BigCity.com appears to have been an index-based repository of escort ads, perhaps popular with the same […]

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Game mods : Feds took over DamnModz.com domain name

Update: The owner of DamnModz.com has regained access to the domain name. Original article follows: — 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 […]

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Feds seize BTC-E.com domain following Russian operator’s arrest in Greece

The domain BTC-E.com has been seized by the U.S. Federal Government, following the arrest of the marketplace’s Russian founder, in Greece. A new lander image appears at BTC-E.com, stating the following: Pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey under the authority of 18 U.S.C., […]

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ShareBeast and AlbumJams : The FBI seized two music piracy domains

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized two domain names of web sites “specializing” in pre-releasing pirated music. Both ShareBeast.com and AlbumJams.com are now under the control of the FBI. According to the RIAA, ShareBeast was the largest illegal file-sharing site operating in the United States. Recent IP addresses used by the web site point […]

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Domain Seizures: a new epidemic hits domainers hard

It’s news across the nation: domain seizures. Domainers are paralyzed with fear from this new reality, for which – unfortunately – there is no cure, currently. What can domainers do to protect themselves and their assets? We asked prominent medical neurosurgeon, Flip A. Propheet at the University of Calaveras. Dr. Propheet, what exactly are domain […]

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