May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

On 15 May 2012, PIR received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a warrant issued by the US District Court for the District of Oregon. The warrant was based on affidavits by agents of the DHS, Homeland Security Investigations, and orders the seizure and forfeiture of one domain name in .ORG (k2incense.org). Pursuant to the warrant, PIR transferred the .ORG registration to a specified IP address.

The .ORG domain now resolves to a web site established by the DHS with a message that it has been the subject of seizure. The legal authority for the seizure is based on indictments pursuant to sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of a criminal statute, Title 21, U.S.C. § 853, relating to drug trafficking offenses.