back to article Notorious skin-flick master Max Hardcore goes limp over namesake dot-com

Notorious blue-movie director Max Hardcore has decided he will not bid for his namesake dot-com, seven years after it was seized by the US government. Hardcore – real name, Paul Little – had planned to win back the grabbed domain. "I'm gonna take it back! It's about damn time if you ask me," he told adult industry magazine …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Interesting precedent

    So if wikileaks was convicted of something in the US the govt could seize the domain?

    Or Greenpeace or Al-Jazeera, or eatwisconsincheese, any other group that are "a threat to democracy"

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Interesting precedent

      I'm guessing it's a question of jurisdiction. If it's not registered in the States, they might have a tough time getting the domain. Unless of course it's registered in the "very friendly" country.

      1. Alan Brown Silver badge

        Re: Interesting precedent

        "If it's not registered in the States, they might have a tough time getting the domain"

        Any com/net/org domains have proven vulnerable to USG seizure. Team Amerika Wurld Pulice.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Or eatwisconsincheese

      Is likely to be seized, cheese is illegal in most US States and must be substituted with plastic.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Interesting precedent

      Al-Jazeera IS a threat to democracy! It has this annoying habit of telling the truth, god damn them!

    4. moiety

      Re: Interesting precedent

      "So if wikileaks was convicted of something in the US the govt could seize the domain?"

      I seem to recall a couple of foreign (to the US) gambling site domains being seized

    5. Rule of Thumb

      search for "civil forfeiture"

      And then try: civil forfeiture cash to buy a car . Bonus points if you find John Oliver's coverage. What a clusterfuck.

  2. Sebastian A

    Why the US government decided not to profit from its property is uncertain, although it's not hard to hazard a guess.

    If I'm feeling charitable I'd guess that they decided that publically auctioning off a porn domain would look bad, but I'm just as likely to assume they forgot.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It is equally hard to guess why Paul Little didn't use his real name for porn.

  3. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
    Holmes

    Why didn't they...

    re-use it for e-tendering on public building foundations?

  4. Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge

    Only $10,000

    No wonder the Justice department just let it go. It'd probably cost twice that in labor to fill out the forms to receive the applications for consideration of intention to potentially perform an auction.

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