[LINK] U.S. Government Seizes 75+ Domains

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Nov 28 10:47:38 AEDT 2010

Story from Torrentfreak:

covered on Slashdot:

> "My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!" the exasperated owner of Torrent-Finder told TorrentFreak this morning.
> "I firstly had DNS downtime. While I was contacting GoDaddy I noticed the DNS had changed. Godaddy had no idea what was going on and until now they do not understand the situation and they say it was totally from ICANN," he explained.

Torrent-Finder was an Egyptian site.

Various countries have been unhappy that the US maintains control of ICANN, yet of the central agencies that govern the internet, ICANN is fairly easily replaceable and ignorable.  There have been alternatives around for a long time. 
It just requires some kind of agreement amongst other nations / internet users.  

Perhaps these actions will accelerate the move to either wrest control ICANN from a single national government or replace it.

Kim Holburn
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