Police demand summary domain takedown to hijack the traffic or else they’ll report RAR to ICANN

By , October 8, 2013

This morning easyDNS received a summary domain takedown request from the City of London (UK) police department, demanding that easyDNS take down a bittorrent search engine and redirect the traffic to an IP address that promoted competing, commercial music services, all based out of London UK.

The takedown order made veiled threats that the registrar could lose its accreditation if it failed to comply and “reserved the right” to refer the matter to ICANN.

The bittorrent search engine is based in Singapore, easyDNS in Toronto. easyDNS has declined in the absence of a legal court order.

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