So wait, now the gov’t is using Verisign, the company that was massively hacked, but never informed anyone, to seize domains outside the US? That sounds about right. The DHS is on a roll, with a massive “land grab” of anything and everything to further entrench themselves into our lives. Stalin would have been proud….
“Domain seizures are nothing new, but this particular case is interesting. The Department of Homeland Security has seized a domain name registered outside of the U.S., by individuals who are not American citizens, and who registered with a Canadian registrar. From the article: 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 not exactly known their cluefulness nor even-handedness, especially with regard to matters of the internet.”
via US Shuts Down Canadian Gambling Site With Verisigns Help – Slashdot.