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Kentucky Seizes 141 Domain Names

A Kentucky state court judge has issued an order seizing 141 domain names that Kentucky claims “are being used in connection with illegal gambling activity.” (source)

The Order states that “The Domain names shall be immediately transferred by their respective registrars to an account of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

This is unprecedented. A review of the 141 domain names in question reveals that some are not for gambling sites at all, but are merely pay per click sites. Some are also for free gaming sites (no money involved). Others are for sites that merely discuss gambling.

My commentary on this will be limited, as my law firm represents a number of affected entities, and we are in the midst of taking action to rectify the situation.

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