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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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#GearsServers : The FBI takes over control of infringing #domains and seizes more than $5 million

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken control of Gears Servers domain names, that were involved in a raid targeting infringing content. Gears TV Reloaded, a popular IPTV service, has shut down following a crackdown by the FBI. There are several domains involved in this raid, and here is the list: gearsiptvnow.com gearsservers.com gearsservers.net […]

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The FBI seized #Jetflicks and #IStreamItAll #domains for streaming media piracy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the domains and servers of a pirate media service operating for almost a decade. The FBI announcement states that eight individuals were charged with conspiring to violate federal criminal copyright law by running two of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the United States, resulting in the loss […]

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Federal investigators seize #FlawlessEscorts .com due to the #FOSTA law

ICE – Homeland Security Investigations has seized yet another domain name, as the result of new legislation on adult content. FlawlessEscorts.com, a domain registered in 2001, now displays the following image: According to archived data from the Internet Archive, FlawlessEscorts.com provided its clientele with connections to presumably high paid escorts. Prostitution is illegal in the […]

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Project TransAtlantic VIII : #Domains seized by the FBI due to Chinese #counterfeit goods

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has coordinated Project TransAtlantic VIII, that along with European, Asian and South American authorities went after domain names hosting counterfeit goods. During the process, several interlinked domain names offering fake automotive products were seized. The primary domain, FarEurope.com, was selling counterfeit automotive parts, such as belts, with a Chinese […]

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The FBI seized #Backpage .com and its affiliate web sites

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized and shut down Backpage.com, and its affiliate web sites. Law enforcement agencies seized the classifieds site, according to Axios.com, due to accusations of hosting ads linked to illegal sex trafficking. In March, the Senate agreed to send a bill to President Trump’s desk, that will make it possible […]

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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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