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#BigApple.ORG : Aged #domain caught in the crossfire of an #FBI raid

BigApple.org, an aged domain describing New York City, has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.) Registered in 1998, the domain about “Big Apple” is now showing a landing page informing its visitors about its seized status. Why would such a generic geodomain be taken over in the same crime raid that locked […]

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Domain crime : Homeland Security Investigations freezes 67 .com domains

In a joint order by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Homeland Security Investigations, the seizure of 67 commercial website domain names has been executed. These seized domain names are all .com. The respective websites allegedly “engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit and prescription drugs.” The domains are now in […]

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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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