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Can Microsoft be sued for noIP shutdown?

     
3:38 pm on Jul 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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"Microsoft served a federal court order and seized 22 of [noip.com] most commonly used domains because they claimed that some of the subdomains have been abused by creators of malware. . ."

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In other words: Microsoft used the legal process to hijack No-IP property because they were annoyed about other people breaking the law. Using that same logic maybe No-IP can get a court order to take the bing.com domain because you can find illegal content on it?

you can do the same to them. hotmail/outlook.com is used to spread malware. get a court to shut it down. heck, even windows is used to spread malware.
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Of course they can be sued, however, the real question is, will someone else win? Somehow, I doubt it.

FYI Microsoft Disrupts Bladabindi (NJrat) and Jenxcus (NJw0rm) Malware Through DNS Control [webmasterworld.com]

Microsoft won court orders to take over the IPs. It's probably too late to back track on that because the orders and the process is done.

As I understand it, the company in question was not, allegedly, making any attempt to stop the spread of the malware.
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Four million domains have been shutdown, despite the fact that Microsoft only wants 18,472 of them [csoonline.com]

Here's a statement from Microsoft (at bottom of page, above link) "Due to a technical error, however, some customers whose devices were not infected by the malware experienced a temporary loss of service. As of 6 a.m. Pacific time today, all service was restored. We regret any inconvenience these customers experienced."

Unfortunately, it's still not working.

Wow. Four million.
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What bothers me most about this is the MS seized the domains. A business is policing crime?
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I'm sure there are other courses to take and I wonder what would have been a better course of action?