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Domainers going after former “Pirate Bay” asset on #DropCatch

A bunch of domain investors are bidding a minimum of $25,000 dollars on PirateBay.org, a former asset of the Pirate Bay crew. Second only to ThePirateBay.org that was registered in 2003, this 2004 registration dropped without explanation and DropCatch caught it. Founded in 2003 by the Swedish think tank Piratbyrån, The Pirate Bay allows visitors […]

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Vikings’ revenge: The Pirate Bay moves to .SE

Following the recent seizure of enormous file repository, Megaupload, the folks behind The Pirate Bay are moving their fleet to the Viking shores. The Pirate Bay has used .ORG as its TLD of choice for several years but apparently there is no safe harbor under US-based TLDs. Sweden is known for its liberal laws and […]

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Federal Government: domains are property

In June of last year, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced the launch of “Operation In Our Sites” – an initiative aimed at Internet counterfeiting and piracy. According to the official web site, ICE.gov: “ICE and our partners at the National […]

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