Steven Bellovin smb at
Fri Jan 20 02:09:31 UTC 2012

On Jan 19, 2012, at 6:44 PM, james at wrote:

> You guys serous,  when did the order come in to sezie the domain?
has a good analysis; also see
(which seems to be outside their paywall).

What differentiates this from many of the earlier domain name seizures is that
this is based on a grand jury indictment, not just an administrative decision
by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It may be heavy-handed or questionable,
per the Ars Technica analysis, but as a matter of process it's about as good
as you'll get.

> Sent from my HTC
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Ryan Gelobter" <ryan.g at>
> To: "NANOG" <nanog at>
> Subject: seized
> Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2012 6:41 pm
> The domain was seized today, has anyone noticed significant
> drops in network traffic as a result?

		--Steve Bellovin,

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