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Seized #domains : Almost 500 “escort domains” move to sale and parking at GoDaddy

Almost 500 seized domains under the control of the US Marshals Service, a federal law enforcement agency in the United States, have been moved away from the typical parking page. These domains were shut down almost two years ago and were with the Chinese domain registrar Aliyun. No longer displaying a sign with a “this […]

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War on terror : The US has seized 27 #domains used by Iran’s operatives

The United States has seized 27 domain names that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unlawfully used to further a global covert influence campaign. According to the US Department of Justice, all 27 domains were being used in violation of U.S. sanctions targeting both the Government of Iran and the IRGC. Four of the domains […]

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Seized #domains : PaxForex.com shut down

The CFTC charged PaxForex, a foreign exchange trading platform with offering illegal transactions in ether, litecoin and bitcoin. Operating from the domain PaxForex.com, the Forex platform operated from a shell company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the complaint, from at least March 2018 to present, PaxForex offered or engaged in unlawful retail […]

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US Department of Justice confiscated #domains sponsoring international terrorism

The US Department of Justice has confiscated three domain names acting as an oil transport front for sponsors of international terrorism. The seizure of the domains involves three front companies: Mobin International, Sohar Fuel, and Oman Fuel, that arranged a multi-million dollar fuel shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist […]

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Feds take down CityXGuide.com and BodyRubShop.com in multi-million dollar sting

The Department of Homeland Security has shut down two domain names involved in an online prostitution ring. CityXGuide.com and .net, along with BodyRubShop.com bear the following image: According to the indictment, the web sites’ operator netted more than $21 million off a suite of illicit websites promoting prostitution and sex trafficking: Wilhan Martono, 46, was […]

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EKT2.com #domain name was seized by the Department of Homeland Security

The domain EKT2.com has been seized by the US Department of Homeland Security. EKT is a Lebanese electronics firm involved in the unlawful exporting of US technology to Syria. “Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 of June 28, 2005, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.” These five entities and eight […]

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#Domain crime : Criminals stopped by Homeland Security in #Coronavirus sting

In the old days, before your grandma learned how to use Zoom, the original thought crime was the escort sting. An unassuming driver pulls up to a street corner, asks a nearby woman for a “date,” and within seconds, the driver is arrested, the car impounded, and a serious fine is imposed. No physical crime […]

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A bunch of seized #domains are now being monetized via PPC!

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations, along with Europol, seized several domain names in 2017. These domains were used to solicit the sale of unlicensed pharmaceuticals, among other violations. It seems that a lot of these domains are now monetized, on what appears to be a Czech server. The WHOIS information does not indicate that […]

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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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Domain crime : FBI seizes aged #domain #Pornstars .net and more than 380 others in sting operation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized almost 390 domains breaking the law; among them is the domain Pornstars.net that was registered in 1997. The domain keywords of these domains relate to sex and escort services, most likely linked to a recent case of prostitution enabling and money laundering in Manhattan, NY. Many of […]

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No, the FBI won’t be holding onto seized #domains forever

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is doing an excellent job shutting down web sites that promote scams or assist crime. Many of these domains associated with the active web sites sell knock-offs. In other cases, the FBI seized domains associated with sex crimes and prostitution. Over the course of the past two decades, hundreds if […]

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International crime : The FBI seized the #domain name WeLeakInfo.com

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that they have seized the domain name WeLeakInfo.com. The website operating on weleakinfo.com claimed to provide its users a search engine able to review and obtain the personal information illegally obtained in over 10,000 data breaches containing over 12 billion indexed records. […]

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