Germany - 2 Gambling domains confiscated

alfred666

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It looks like the Germans have their own version of the Kentucky case, although the scale isn't quite the same yet.

A local politician (Juergen Buessow of NRW) succeeded in getting 2 gambling domains transferred to the government by court order.

The affected parties are bet3000.com (a local sportsbook operating out of Gibraltar) and tippen4you.com (more a sportsbetting/gambling portal than a gambling operation as such).

Both domains were transferred to Juergen Buessow personally, but while bet3000.com has been given back to the original owners (while the dispute is pending), tippen4you.com is still under governments registration (transferred around mid of July 2008 already!).
The site is currently available through tippen4you.at.

$ whois tippen4you.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
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for detailed information.

Domain Name: TIPPEN4YOU.COM
Registrar: CRONON AG BERLIN, NIEDERLASSUNG REGENSBURG
Whois Server: whois.tmagnic.net
Referral URL:
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Name Server: No nameserver
Status: ok
Updated Date: 12-oct-2008
Creation Date: 11-oct-2001
Expiration Date: 11-oct-2009

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:48:09 UTC <<<

[...]

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
Registrars.
Whois Server Version 2.1 at whois.tmagnic.net

Database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .TV, .CC domains.

Owner Contact:
Jrgen Bssow
Bezirksregierung Dsseldorf
Cecilienallee 2
Dsseldorf, 40474, DE

Punycode Name: tippen4you.com
Unicode Name: tippen4you.com


Both sites affected so far are rather small sites in the German gambling landscape and could be considered as test ballons launched by Buessow, who gained a kind of reputation for censoring the German internet for nazi and fishing sites by ordering ISPs to block the respective IP addresses.

More details here (German article):
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english google translation (automated) of the same article:
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I'm afraid there isn't much English info available on this issue on the net yet ..
 

EasyRhino

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Both sites affected so far are rather small sites in the German gambling landscape and could be considered as test ballons launched by Buessow, who gained a kind of reputation for censoring the German internet for nazi and fishing sites by ordering ISPs to block the respective IP addresses.
Fishing?
 
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