07 Apr '11, 2pm

US Not The Only Country To Seize Domains: Nominet Shuts Down More Than 3,000 .Co.Uk Sites

According the telegraph.co.uk , Nominet, the not-for-profit company that controls the registry of “dot uk” domain names, held a meeting in London on Monday, with authorities including the Metropolitan Police and the Serious and Organized Crime Agency which both lobbied for a new system that would allow them to suspend “dot uk” domain names to tackle online crime. At the meeting Nominet said they have already shut down more than 3,000 websites in cooperation with investigators. While Nominet says that “most of the domain names suspended so far were accused of involvement in selling counterfeit goods”…. “authorities are lobbying against limits on the types of allegations they could make to trigger domain name suspension.” “Law enforcement authorities indicated resistance to the creation of a fixed category of offenses since it could limit responses to newly developing e-crim...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/04/07/us-not-the-only-coun...

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