Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Mar 2012 16:23 UTC
Legal If you run a web site or service that runs afoul of US law, and that site is hosted overseas, then the US legal system doesn't have much recourse, right? Wrong. Because the .com, .net, and .org top level domains are managed by a US company, the government can come to Verisign with a court order and seize your domain, effectively shutting you down. And because of a quirk of internet history that made the US-controlled domains the de-facto standard for web sites, this is a situation that's quite possibly permanent.
Thread beginning with comment 509756
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Why is this wrong?
by Lennie on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:57 UTC in reply to "Why is this wrong?"
Member since:

Most people are not complaining about that .com .org and so on are under the US jurisdiction.

The problem is how they handle it:

And the problem seems to be getting worse.

Reply Parent Score: 4