Feds Seize 46 Domain Names To Celebrate Independence Day

It appears some agency of the Federal Government  seized 46 domain names, all using Godaddy.com servers at DomainControl.com yesterday, on Independence Day in the United States.

So far I haven’t see any official announcement of the seizures, nor the agency that sent the order out or the basis for the seizure

However all 46 domain names are now on Shadowserver.org, a volunteer organization dedicated to combating global computer crime.

The last time a bunch of domain names were moved to Shadowserver.org was in late May due to the seizure of domains connected to the  Liberty Reserve criminal indictments.

In that case those domain names were seized by U.S. Treasury Dept., U.S. Secret Service, and the DHS.;

As of now all the websites.com resolve to a blank page so it may not be until later today or tomorrow that we see what agency has seized the domain names.

This group of domain names were all registered on the same day July 17, 2012 and would have expired in just two weeks on July 17, 2013, which of course raises the obvious question of why would the government go through the time and expense of domains that would have expired and go to a Godaddy.com placeholder in a couple of weeks?

Here is a list of the 46 domain names seized:

1stsale.net
allmydearfriends.com
animalfans.net
beginsite.net
best-arts-2010.com
bigdepression.net
blackberrycluter.com
coffeelauch.com
datastorage01.org
daumlive.com
dgmt.info
dmmp.info
dnsweb.org
earthsolution.org
globalowa.com
globaltopnews.net
i-tobuy.com
indmin.net
jposkey.com
maritimesafe.info
mcesign.com
movieshowgirl.com
mtgm.info
mydatastore09.org
nationaladvocator.com
newcartooner.com
nyhzly.com
pchome2009.com
post-horse.net
real-net-arts.com
rusview.net
safalife.com
samsgreatarts.com
signalfcc.com
smallblack.net
softsolutionbox.net
sportgameinfo.com
streamcard.net
superdogdream.com
tensins.net
us-state.org
usgps.info
ushongkong.org
wikybeauty.com
windowsupdote.net
wintersunshine.net

 

Comments

  1. says

    Try any of these at archive.org and you will be able to download the malware connected to them, I did not open it, but there is an expert here that can take a look, I was not aware the US government is in the virus protextion business as well.

  2. says

    why would the government go through the time and expense of domains that would have expired and go to a Godaddy.com placeholder in a couple of weeks?—

    Where have you been?

    Govt always acts the last minute !!

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