The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are continuing with their domain seizure policy.
“Operation In Our Sites” has now been running for more than 12 months and has resulted in the shutdown of hundreds of sites.
While file-sharing and streaming sites have been targeted, the main victims continue to be sites selling counterfeit goods.
The most recent copyright-related domain seizure was in May, but last week five further counterfeit goods-related domains were taken over.
Today we can report that three more domains are diverting to ICE’s seizure notice, as listed below:
The seizure of domains connected to the sale of counterfeit goods appears to be much less controversial than the same directed at file-sharing sites. There has been no visible effort by the owners of the former to reclaim their domains.
On the other hand the admins of sites such as Torrent-Finder and RojaDirecta are actively seeking the return of their seized domains through the legal system.