Domain seizure

Domain seizure involves the domain names of sites being transferred to another organisation, either by the registrar or by a voluntary process involving the registrant (usually to avoid legal action). The sites will then normally display a warning message of some kind. (Example )


  • 2012[1]
  • 2013 easydns rejection of requests by PIPCU[2]
  • 2014 [3]
  • 2014 [4]
  • 2014 [5]

See wikipedia: Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit#Operation_Creative for more details

See also


  1. Users warned as shut down by police, BBC News, 2012-03-08
  2. Whatever Happened to "Due Process" ?, EasyDNS, 2013-10-08
  3. UK Police shutdown file-host search engine filecrop, TorrentFreak, 2014-05-24
  4. UK Police take down proxy service over piracy concerns, TorrentFreak, 2014-08-06
  5. UK Police shut down mp3 search engine mp3juices TorrentFreak, 2014-09-11