Takedown Notices 2012

November 21, 2012
On November 21, 2012, PIR received two Warrants to Seize Property from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The warrants were based on affidavits by agents of the DHS and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of the following three domain names in the .ORG domain: ipojerseys.org; setshoes.org; setshoe.org All the names relate to the sale of allegedly counterfeit goods. Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to specified IP addresses. The .ORG domains now resolve to web sites established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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 21, 2012

On November 21, 2012, PIR received a Warrant of Seizure from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The warrant was based on affidavits by agents of the DHS and orders the seizure and civil forfeiture of the .ORG domain name, “yuniforms.org”. The name relates to the sale of allegedly counterfeit goods. Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registration to specified IP addresses. The .ORG domain now resolves to web sites established by the DHS with a message that it has been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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.


October 7, 2012

On October 3, 2012, PIR received three Search and Seizure Warrants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued by the US District Court for the District of Maryland. The warrants were based on affidavits by agents of the DHS and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of 167 domain names in the .ORG domain. All the names relate to the sale of allegedly counterfeit prescription drugs from Internet pharmacies operating outside the United States. Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to specified IP addresses. The .ORG domains now resolve to web sites established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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.


September 5, 2012

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, concerning the domain name, “rojadirecta.org”.

On August 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice voluntarily dismissed its complaint against the Spanish owner of the web site, and PIR has returned the domain to its original registrant.

July 9, 2012

On July 9, 2012, PIR received two seizure warrants from the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination, Homeland Security Investigations Center. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued by the US District Courts for the District of Colorado and the Western District of Texas. The warrants were based on affidavits by agents of the DHS and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of three domain names: BABYCARRIERGO.ORG ERGOBABYOUTLET.ORG LOUISVUITTONONLINEOUTLETUS.ORG. Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to specified IP addresses. The .ORG domains now resolve to web sites established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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.


June 28, 2012

On June 28, 2012, PIR received a seizure warrant from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), issued by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The warrant was based on an affidavit by an agent of the FBI, and orders the seizure and civil forfeiture of the domain name: carders.org Pursuant to the instructions of the FBI, PIR transferred the registration to specified IP addresses. The .ORG domain now resolves to a web site established by the FBI with a message that it has been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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.


May 17, 2012;

On 17 May 2012, PIR received a warrant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued by the US District Court for the District of Utah. The warrant was based on affidavits by an agent of the DHS, Homeland Security Investigations, and orders the seizure and forfeiture of one .ORG domain name (NFLSHOPJERSEYS.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 is 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.


May 15, 2012

On 15 May 2012, PIR received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a warrant issued by the US District Court for the District of Oregon. The warrant was based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Homeland Security Investigations, and orders the seizure and forfeiture of one domain name in .ORG (k2incense.org). Pursuant to the warrant, PIR transferred the .ORG 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 is based on indictments pursuant to sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of a criminal statute, Title 21, U.S.C. § 853, relating to drug trafficking offenses.


April 25, 2012

On 25 April 2012, PIR received from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture issued by the US Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on the same date. The warrant is based on affidavits by FBI agents and orders the seizure and forfeiture of three domain names in .ORG (444pay.org, freshcc.org, and vncards.org). Pursuant to the warrant, PIR transferred the .ORG 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 is based on indictments pursuant to sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of a criminal statute, Title 18, U.S.C. § 1956(a)(2)(A), relating to transfer of money in connection with unlawful activities.


February 4, 2012

On 4 February 2012, PIR received a warrant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued by the US District Court for the District of Maryland The warrant was based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and orders the seizure and civil forfeiture of ten domain names:

  • nikeheelsfor-women.org
  • nikeheelsforwomens.org
  • nikeheelshome.org
  • nikeheelsjordanshoes.org
  • nikehighheelsbiz.org
  • nikejordanheelshotsale.org
  • nikejordanhighheelsbiz.org
  • nikejordanshighheels.org
  • nikesjordanshighheels.org
  • womensnikeheelsshoes.org

Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to specified IP addresses.
The .ORG domains now resolve to web sites established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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.


February 1, 2012

On 1 February 2012, PIR received two seizure warrants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued by the US District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Maryland The warrants were based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and order the seizure and civil forfeiture of four domain names:

  • sports95.org,
  • nflsport.org
  • needjerseys.org
  • thanksjerseys.org

Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the registrations to specified IP addresses.
The .ORG domains now resolve to web sites established by the DHS with a message that they have been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is 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.


January 19, 2012

On 19 January 2012, PIR received from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture issued by the US Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on the same date. The warrant is based on affidavits by FBI agents and orders the seizure and forfeiture of three domain names in .ORG (megaupload.org, megaclicks.org and megastuff.org). Pursuant to the warrant, PIR transferred the .ORG 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 is based on indictments pursuant to sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of criminal provisions relating to conspiracy and copyright law.