The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kentucky seizes 141 internet domains connected to internet gambling

Back in March, I wrote an article entitled "Don't register or host your domain in the U.S. if it's controversial" in which I showed the various ways in which either the government or private parties could use the legal system to seize your domain name and shut you down.

Today, I read an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader which tells of how the state of Kentucky comandeered 141 domain names belonging to internet gambling sites. Interestingly enough, the major gripe Kentucky seems to have with online gambling is that it competes with Kentucky's own state-sponsored gambling.

At any rate, Kentucky seems to have obtained a court order from Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ordering the domains in question be transferred to the state of Kentucky. It is unclear from the article exactly whom the order was sent to.


Blogger ec said...

I wish the federal government would take over the freecreditreport .com domain.

BTW it is annualcreditreport which gets you to the real free credit reports

9:06 AM  

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