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BILAT_POWER!!!   Philippines. Feb 27 2012 20:52. Posts 1525


 

BREAKING NEWS – Bodog.com seized by Homeland Security

We have learned that Bodog.com, the original domain of the world’s most popular gaming brand Bodog, was seized by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to a sealed warrant.

We received information of the seizure via a leaked VeriSign notice sent to the international registrar managing the domain.

This seizure of Bodog.com is a bit odd as the domain name hasn’t been operational for quite some time and isn’t in use for any active commerce anywhere in the world. Other Bodog Brand properties won’t be affected by the seizure of this inactive domain.

The seizure could be some sort of revenge action against the Bodog Brand as a punishment for its past licensing of the domain name to a company with US facing business.

I asked our publisher and Bodog Brand founder Calvin Ayre about the seizure, “Not sure what to say. BodogBrand.com is a brand-licensing organisation based outside the US. The brand left the market last year and the domain in question has been dormant globally for longer than that. We are only currently doing brand licensing deals outside the US so this domain had no place in any of our current plans.”

This seizure of the Bodog.com domain name highlights how dangerous it is to have a .com or .net domain in any industry, anywhere in the world as the current US climate leaves international companies with no due process to protect their trademarked domains.

This isn’t the first time the Bodog.com domain name was stolen from the Bodog Brand. Back in 2007, patent troll Scott Lewis and his group First Technology were successful, albeit temporarily, in stealing the domain. The move by patent troll Scott Lewis essentially destroyed the marketing value of the Bodog.com name, leaving little total value to the seized domain in the overall Bodog Brand licensing globally.

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source: http://calvinayre.com/2012/02/28/busi...odog-com-seized-by-homeland-security/


chris   United States. Feb 27 2012 20:56. Posts 5176

yeah, online poker dead in USA. get off of merge asap if you are on it. writing is on the wall.

5 minute showers are my 8 minute abs. - Neilly 

PuertoRican   United States. Feb 27 2012 20:57. Posts 5587

Rekrul is a newb 

whamm!   Albania. Feb 27 2012 21:02. Posts 9855

bodog.com is irrelevant anyway, isn't the brand name already different now?

Nobody just leaves LP - bigredhoss 

BILAT_POWER!!!   Philippines. Feb 27 2012 21:09. Posts 1525

^ but that damn sure didn't stop them. that's the point.


AndrewSong    United States. Feb 27 2012 21:29. Posts 2058

lol


maryn   Poland. Feb 27 2012 22:14. Posts 1140

land of free

BING BLANG BLAOW 

LikeASet   United States. Feb 27 2012 22:41. Posts 1969

requested a withdrawal from hero almost 2 weeks ago, they need to hurry the hell up. Have 80$ left on the site i think, just gonna shove fest tomorrow and cash out remainder.

seriously u.s. DOJ, stop being such a bunch of pricks

 Last edit: 27/02/2012 22:44

drone666   Brasil. Feb 27 2012 22:55. Posts 927

have 3k on lockpoker -.-
gonna withdraw that shit asap


BILAT_POWER!!!   Philippines. Feb 27 2012 23:08. Posts 1525


  On February 27 2012 22:41 LikeASet wrote:
requested a withdrawal from hero almost 2 weeks ago, they need to hurry the hell up. Have 80$ left on the site i think, just gonna shove fest tomorrow and cash out remainder.

seriously u.s. DOJ, stop being such a bunch of pricks



2 weeks? isn't that taking too long?


HeRoS)eNGagE   Canada. Feb 27 2012 23:36. Posts 10847

^yeah ur already fucked imo


wobbly_au   Australia. Feb 27 2012 23:36. Posts 6232

more sad news : (

The Last Laugh. 

whamm!   Albania. Feb 27 2012 23:40. Posts 9855

lol

Nobody just leaves LP - bigredhoss 

BILAT_POWER!!!   Philippines. Feb 27 2012 23:53. Posts 1525

it's inevitable that merge is going to be the next target sooner or later.


bigredhoss   Cook Islands. Feb 28 2012 00:37. Posts 7395

edited post out by request

Truck-Crash LifeLast edit: 28/02/2012 12:56

BILAT_POWER!!!   Philippines. Feb 28 2012 03:24. Posts 1525

yeah. the doj have all poker payment processors under their surveillance for sure.


jvilla777   Australia. Feb 28 2012 04:40. Posts 896

what? I'm just about to make a deposit on bodog right now, the site is still running.

instagram.com/jvilla777 

HaiVan   Bulgaria. Feb 28 2012 07:47. Posts 2046

lol yesterday i was looking for a new room to deposit, and bodog didn't look too bad, being lazy is not always a bad thing.

Poker chobo. 

Roald   Tuvalu. Feb 28 2012 11:38. Posts 2677

WTF this has no immediate practical ramifications. Bodog is now bovada.lv for USA and bodog.eu for everyone else. Them seizing bodog.com means:
-they are still working on liberating us of our liberties
-the process takes awhile since that domain hasn't been used for a very long time

drugs, animals, children are welcome -XavierLast edit: 28/02/2012 11:38

 




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