Yet another twist in the never ending saga of the pirate bay https://torrentfreak.com/swedish-police-set-to-take-over-pirate-bay-domains-171222/
Police in Sweden have filed a formal request with domain registrar Binero to take ownership of two Pirate Bay-related domains. The move follows a decision from the Supreme Court which determined that domain names constitute property that can be seized by the Swedish state.
“The Supreme Court declares that the right to domain names constitutes property that may be forfeited as the Court of Appeal previously found,” its judgment reads.
Since the decision was handed down, things have been moving quickly. Kjetil Jensen of Online Group, the parent company of domain registry Binero, informs TorrentFreak that the police have already moved to take over the domains in question.
“Today Binero, Binero.se, (registrar for thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se) received an executive request from Swedish Police to take over ownership of the domain names thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se because the Swedish Supreme Court now allows the domain names to be seized,” Jensen says.
“The WHOIS of the domain names shows that the domain names no longer have any active name servers and the next step in this process is that the Police will take over the ownership of the domain names.”
Whilst this is the end of the bog standard pirate bay domain name the site will live on through its more than numerous clones, variants and TOR versions, the bigger the hammer the more the spread of the underlying material, how very apt.