Tuesday March 06, 2012

Government Says If It Ends in .Com, It’s .Seizable

Uncle Sam says it can seize any .com domain it sees fit and all those other U.S. based domains too. Don't like it? Tough. eek!

Such seizures are becoming commonplace under the Obama administration. For example, the U.S. government program known as Operation in Our Sites acquires federal court orders to shutter sites it believes are hawking counterfeited goods, illegal sports streams and unauthorized movies and music. Navas said the U.S. government has seized 750 domain names, "most with foreign-based registrars." VeriSign, for its part, said it is complying with U.S. law.