Wednesday, March 7th 2012

Anything that Ends in .com Seizable by US Government

Last week, US authorities shut down a Canadian-run website that ends with the TLD (top-level domain) ".com", raising eyebrows. It appears that the US is staking claim to the ".com" TLD, letting the authorities seize any ".com" domain, even of websites that are not American. Internet infrastructure company EasyDNS, in its latest blog post, said "[the] ramifications of this are no less than chilling and every single organization branded or operating under .com, .net, .org, .biz etc. needs to ask themselves about their vulnerability to the whims of U.S. federal and state lawmakers."

This latest controversy highlights how "the U.S. continues to hold over key components of the global domain name system, and rips a Band-Aid off a historic sore point for other nations," Wired commented. It also strengthens the case for non-American businesses and internet companies to opt for local TLDs (eg: ".co.uk", ".de", ".in", etc.,). Naming yourself "Dotcom" isn't such a bright idea, either.

Source: Wired, Image Courtesy: VegasDomain.org
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34 Comments on Anything that Ends in .com Seizable by US Government

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Mussels
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soon the day will come when TPU is an underground website hidden from public view, running off chinese laptops in place of servers while w1zz is hiding in an underground bunker/evil lair as the american military tries to hunt him down for... i'm bored with this joke now.
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rpsgc
1984 says "hi".
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#3
w3b
America - clean up your backyard!

by: DannibusX
Yeah, we totally hang the gays here, make women walk behind us and force the entire population to follow sharia law.

And forget lethal injection, we switched back to stoning a few years ago.
Maybe not the most ideal form of society to live within (I certainly would not like to because of their religion); but at least they keep it within their own borders and don't try and enforce the way they do things at home onto other countries like the US Government (emphasis: the government and all contracted [the FED, Goldman Sachs et. al., Lockheed-Martin] forthwith and not "We, the People").

Yes America has done many good things in the past, of which it has my thanks, but it doesn't excuse it for the Corpocracy (shadow Dictatorship) that even I can see happening today from over here across the pond.

All hail the mighty American Pterodollar, the DHS, the MAFIAA and the drone army :rolleyes:

Seriously before throwing stones on behalf of your country you should do something about that Glasshouse of yours. :nutkick:

Remember; "see something, say something"
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/%E2%80%9Csee-something-say-something%E2%80%9D-campaign-could-allow-people-label-any-american-suspected-%E2%80%9C
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Mussels
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w3b: their extremists actually do attempt to enforce their religion and beliefs in other countries.

yes, its not their government doing it - but still a valid rebuttal to your comment.
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DannibusX
Keep it within their borders? I had no idea that the world trade center was in Iran.
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#6
Volkszorn88
Quick, someone make the domain name "F-U-S-A.com"
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rpsgc
by: DannibusX
Keep it within their borders? I had no idea that the world trade center was in Iran.
I had no idea Iran was behind the attack on the WTC.


I guess it's not your fault you can't tell Arabs from Persians, after all, your education system is pretty lousy. Or is it just plain bigotry? Oh well.




Try again.
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Damn_Smooth
by: FordGT90Concept
In a word: no. Every consitutional and "god given" right has been taken away by the USA government at least once. People are wrongfully accused and imprisoned, people practicing their freedom of speech get imprisoned for creating a "public disturbance," the press has no freedom when it comes to getting information from the government on numerous subjects, guns are no longer legal in many public and private situations, many laws have been made preventing the free practice of religion (e.g. Obama's requirements on religious-based insurance companies funding abortions), and peaceful assemblies of people often get bruttally taken down by police forces.

The Constution? It might as well not exist.
Thanks for the reply and the well written explanation. It was more intended as a rhetorical question though.

After rereading my post, I can totally understand how it didn't seem that way though. I need to convey my intent better.
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