Takedown Notices 2011

20 October 2011

On 20 October 2011, PIR received from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a “Seizure Warrant” issued by the US Federal District Court for the District of Maryland on 20 October. The warrant is based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and orders the seizure and civil forfeiture of  twenty-seven domain names, eighteen in .COM, two in .NET, three in .NAME, two in .US and two in .ORG (CHEAPJERSEYSSITE.ORG and CHEAPJERSEYS16.ORG). Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registration to a specified IP address.

The .ORG domains now resolve to a web site established by the DHS with a message that it has been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure are two sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of the criminal provisions of copyright and trademark law.


19 October 2011

On 19 October 2011, PIR received from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a “Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture” issued by the US Federal District Court for the District of Colorado on 11 October and a “Warrant to Seize Personal Property Subject to Civil Forfeiture” issued by the US Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington on 17 October The warrants are based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of twelve domain names, six in .COM, two in .NET, one in .US and three in .ORG (COOLNFLJERSEYS.ORG, PICKJERSEYS.ORG and NFLJERSEYSUSA.ORG). Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registration to a specified IP address.

The .ORG domains now resolve to a web site established by the DHS with a message that it has been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure are two sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of the criminal provisions of copyright and trademark law.


July 22, 2011

On 22 July 2011, PIR received from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a “Warrant of Seizure” issued by the US Federal District Court for the Western District of New York on the same date. The warrant is based on an affidavit by an agent of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and orders the seizure and civil forfeiture of five domain names, three in .COM and two in .ORG (ralphlauren-polos.org and toryburchsoutlets.org). Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to a specified IP address.

The .ORG domains now resolve to a web site established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure are two sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of the criminal provisions of copyright and trademark law.


November 23, 2011

On 23 and 25 November 2011, PIR received from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “Seizure Warrants” issued by several US Federal District Courts throughout the United States. The warrants are based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of a total of one hundred twelve domain names in the .COM, .NET, .ORG and  .US domains. The twelve .ORG domains seized were:

cheapnflshop.org
cheapjerseysite.org
okupsnfl.org&nbsp
upsjerseys.org
upsnfl.org
uspsnfl.org
nfljerseysupply.org
p90x-workout-program.org
discountedjerseys.org
buyjerseysonline.org
jerseysworld.org
replicaoakleysale.org

Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to a specified IP address.

The .ORG domains now resolve to a web site established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure are two sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of the criminal provisions of copyright and trademark law.


April 12, 2011

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 affidavit by an agent of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and orders the seizure and civil forfeiture of ten domain names, five in .COM, four in .NET, and one in .ORG (www.rojadirecta.org). Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registration to a specified IP address.

The .ORG domain now resolves to a web site established by the DHS with a message that it has been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure are two sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of the criminal provisions of copyright and trademark law.