21 Jun '11, 9am

Public Interest Reg maintains public list of .ORG domain takedowns: G8transparency. #ICANN < #ISOC

On 12 April 2011, PIR received from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and a Seizure Warrant issued by the US Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut on the same date. The TRO and warrant are based on affidavits by FBI agents and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of 24 domain names in .COM, .NET, .BIZ and .ORG.( 2 in .ORG). The basis for the seizure is that all 24 domains are alleged to be part of the ‘Coreflood” botnet used for criminal wire fraud and bank fraud. Pursuant to the TRO and warrant, PIR transferred the two .ORG registrations to a specified IP address. February 1, 2011 On 1 February 2011, PIR received from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a “Warrant of Seizure” issued by the US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York on the same date. The warrant is based on an affi...

Full article: http://pir.org/why/takedowns

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