11|26|2012 02:14 pm EDT
According to a Reuters release United States and European authorities seized 132 domain names. According to DNN’s knowledge this is the first time that an international cooperation in order to seize domain names happened like this:
ICE agents seized 101 domain names in the United States and 31 were taken over by officers in Britain, Romania, Belgium, France and Denmark and by Europol, the European Police Office, ICE Director John Morton said.
A list of the domains has not been published, so it is not quite clear if ccTLDs were also involved. One person in the US was arrested.
The Cyber Monday seizures raise the total number of U.S. sites taken over to 1,630 since ICE began its anti-counterfeit campaign in June 2010.
PayPal accounts identified with the sites and holding a total of more than $175,000 are being targeted for seizure, the ICE statement said.
According to Dailychanges there have been no domains there were added to the previously used nameservers (ns1.seizedservers.com) recently, however we did notice that apparently one of the seized names, golfstaring.com, has expired at Network Solutions and the nameservers were changed to “ns1/2.pendingrenewaldeletion.com”.