Customs Officials Seize Hundreds of Domain Names in Cyber Monday Counterfeit Crackdown

U.S. customs officials on Monday announced the seizure of more than 700 domain names of websites selling counterfeit goods, in the fourth year that federal officials have capitalized on the attention from online retailers’ Cyber Monday to point to rampant piracy.

The products being sold include DVDs, headphones, sports jerseys, toys, shoes, electronic accessories and personal care products.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit teams with 10 foreign law enforcement agencies to seize the domain names. In the U.S., 297 domain names were seized from undercover operations conducted by homeland security offices around the country. Europol seized another 393 domain names through its member countries, and Hong Kong customs officials seized 16 names hosted in Hong Kong.

This year’s seizures had a particular focus on variations of the NFL brand and team names. Among the names seized were nfl-go.com, redskins-online.com and nfl-web.com.

ICE coordinates federal agencies in pursuing the seizures via the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center in Washington.

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