---- .co.uk domains could be taken down by Police without a judges order
lucy24 - 4:22 pm on Sep 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I would not trust my local police to know how to take down a www site. Apparently, even the Feds don't know how.
Under the campaign, the government seizes domain names issued by or under the control of US-based registrars or webhosts. That causes people who type the names into browsers to be directed to a page that says it has been seized by “ICE – Homeland Security Investigations.” The seizures have no effect on the servers or underlying IP addresses used to run the sites, so the sites remain available to those who use a Firefox addon or other technologies to work around the action.
Next week's headline: U.S. Government Moves to Outlaw Firefox Browser.