May 17, 2012
On 17 May 2012, PIR received a warrant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued by the US District Court for the District of Utah. The warrant was based on affidavits by an agent of the DHS, Homeland Security Investigations, and orders the seizure and forfeiture of one .ORG domain name (NFLSHOPJERSEYS.ORG).
Pursuant to the instructions of the DHS, PIR transferred the 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 two sections of the US Statutes, Criminal Code, that provide for seizure and forfeiture of property used in violation of the criminal provisions of copyright and trademark law.