The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) announced today that it conducted another mass domain-seizure sweep over the weekend, taking down another 132 sites as part of twin projects called “Project Cyber Monday 3” and “Project Transatlantic.”
Referring to the effort as an “iteration of Operation In Our Sites,” ICE touted its collaboration with foreign agencies in effecting the domain seizures.
“This operation is a great example of the tremendous cooperation between ICE and our international partners at the IPR Center,” said ICE Director John Morton. “Our partnerships enable us to go after criminals who are duping unsuspecting shoppers all over the world. This is not an American problem, it is a global one and it is a fight we must win.”
ICE has not released details as to which domain names it seized, so it’s impossible to say whether there are any head-scratchers in the mix, or outright mistakes of the Dajaz1.com variety, as there have been in past rounds of mass domain seizures.
According to the press release issued by ICE today, to date Operation In Our Sites has resulted in the seizure of 1630 sites (this figure does not include the domains seized via Project Transatlantic), of which 684 have been forfeited to the U.S. government.
You can read the full ICE press release here.