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FOI Request

Domain name seizures

Requested by aaronsw on Feb. 17, 2011 for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of United States of America

Status: Payment Required , will be 386 days past due from when the payment is received


From Aaron Swartz on Dec. 10, 2010:

FOIA REQUEST: Expedited processing requested

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any records related to domain name seizures, including those conduced by DHS and ICE, including the domain names TVSHACK.NET, MOVIES-LINKS.TV, FILESPUMP.COM, NOW-MOVIES.COM, PLANETMOVIEZ.COM, THEPIRATECITY.ORG, ZML.COM, 2009jerseys.com, 51607.com, amoyhy.com, b2corder.com, bishoe.com, borntrade.com, borntrade.net, boxedtvseries.com, boxset4less.com, boxsetseries.com, burberryoutletshop.com, burberryoutlet-us.com, cartoon77.com, cheapscarfshop.com, coachoutletfactory.com, dajaz1.com, discountscarvesonsale.com, dvdcollectionsale.com, dvdcollects.com, dvdorderonline.com, dvdprostore.com, dvdscollection.com, dvdsetcollection.com, dvdsetonline.com, dvdsuperdeal.com, eluxury-outlet.com, getdvdset.com, gofactoryoutlet.com, golfstaring.com, golfwholesale18.com, handbag9.com, handbagcom.com, handsbagpop.com, icqshoes.com, ipodnanouk.com, jersey-china.com, jerseyclubhouse.com, jordansbox.com, lifetimereplicas.com, louis-vuitton-outlet-store.com, louisvuittonoutletstore4u.com, louisvuittonoutletstores2u.com, lv-outlets.com, lv-outlets.net, lv-outletstore.com, massnike.com, merrytimberland.com, mycollects.com, mydreamwatches.com, mygolfwholesale.com, mytend.com, nfljerseysupply.com, nibdvd.com, nystylerolex.com, odvdo.com, oebags.com, onsmash.com, overbestmall.com, rapgodfathers.com, realtimberland.com, rmx4u.com, scarfonlineshop.com, scarvesviponsale.com, shawl-stor.com, silkscarfonsale.com, silkscarf-shop.com, skyergolf.com, sohob2b.com, sohob2c.com, storeofeast.com, stuff-trade.com, sunglasses-mall.com
sunogolf.com, tbl-sports.com, thelouisvuittonoutlet.com, throwbackguy.com, tieonsale.com, timberlandlike.com, topabuy.com, torrent-finder.com, usaburberryscarf.com, and usaoutlets.net.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request if they are in excess of $50. I hereby agree to pay fees up to $50. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Aaron Swartz

 
From Department of Homeland Security on Dec. 27, 2010:

Referral to ICE
Referral to ICE
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A letter from the Department of Homeland Security, noting that the department does not have jurisdiction over the requested materials and the request has been forwarded to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
 
From Aaron Swartz on Dec. 30, 2010:

FOIA REQUEST: Expedited processing requested

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any records related to domain name seizures, including those conduced by DHS and ICE, including the domain names TVSHACK.NET, MOVIES-LINKS.TV, FILESPUMP.COM, NOW-MOVIES.COM, PLANETMOVIEZ.COM, THEPIRATECITY.ORG, ZML.COM, 2009jerseys.com, 51607.com, amoyhy.com, b2corder.com, bishoe.com, borntrade.com, borntrade.net, boxedtvseries.com, boxset4less.com, boxsetseries.com, burberryoutletshop.com, burberryoutlet-us.com, cartoon77.com, cheapscarfshop.com, coachoutletfactory.com, dajaz1.com, discountscarvesonsale.com, dvdcollectionsale.com, dvdcollects.com, dvdorderonline.com, dvdprostore.com, dvdscollection.com, dvdsetcollection.com, dvdsetonline.com, dvdsuperdeal.com, eluxury-outlet.com, getdvdset.com, gofactoryoutlet.com, golfstaring.com, golfwholesale18.com, handbag9.com, handbagcom.com, handsbagpop.com, icqshoes.com, ipodnanouk.com, jersey-china.com, jerseyclubhouse.com, jordansbox.com, lifetimereplicas.com, louis-vuitton-outlet-store.com, louisvuittonoutletstore4u.com, louisvuittonoutletstores2u.com, lv-outlets.com, lv-outlets.net, lv-outletstore.com, massnike.com, merrytimberland.com, mycollects.com, mydreamwatches.com, mygolfwholesale.com, mytend.com, nfljerseysupply.com, nibdvd.com, nystylerolex.com, odvdo.com, oebags.com, onsmash.com, overbestmall.com, rapgodfathers.com, realtimberland.com, rmx4u.com, scarfonlineshop.com, scarvesviponsale.com, shawl-stor.com, silkscarfonsale.com, silkscarf-shop.com, skyergolf.com, sohob2b.com, sohob2c.com, storeofeast.com, stuff-trade.com, sunglasses-mall.com
sunogolf.com, tbl-sports.com, thelouisvuittonoutlet.com, throwbackguy.com, tieonsale.com, timberlandlike.com, topabuy.com, torrent-finder.com, usaburberryscarf.com, and usaoutlets.net.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request if they are in excess of $50. I hereby agree to pay fees up to $50. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Aaron Swartz

 
From Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Jan. 7, 2011:

Rejection of fee waiver and expedited processing
Rejection of fee waiver and expedited processing
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A rejection of a request for a media fee waiver and expedited processing for this request.
 
From Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 1, 2011:

Fix Required
Fix Required
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A letter from ICE stating the request is too broad.
 
From Aaron Swartz on Feb. 17, 2011:

I'd like to resubmit my request to request, specifically:

- Any guidelines or protocols for ICE agents about the procedures for seizing domains
- Any communications between ICE and other government agencies with regard to the seized domains
- Any communications between ICE and intellectual property owners requesting domains be seized or discussing seized domains
- Any court filings requesting authorization to seize domains
- Any internal emails mentioning the seized sites
- Any legal memos mentioning the seized sites

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov> on Nov. 1, 2011:

Hi,

Could you update me on the status of this request, originally submitted Dec. 10, 2010 and revised Feb. 17, 2011?

 
From Aaron Swartz to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov> on Dec. 1, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2011FOIA4448.

Thank you for your help.

 
From ICE-FOIA <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> to Aaron Swartz on Dec. 1, 2011:

Mr. Swartz,

Are information indicates that your request, dated December 22, 2010 was received by this office and assigned FOIA# 2011FOIA4448. A letter was sent to you requesting clarification/narrowing of your request on February 1, 2011 with a suspense date of February 15, 2011. Having received no response from you by that date, the request was closed.

Thanks,
 
L. Todd Fuss
Supervisory Paralegal Specialist
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> on Dec. 1, 2011:

The following communication was sent out to ice-foia@dhs.gov on Feb. 17th:

==Copied==

To Whom It May Concern:

I'd like to resubmit my request to request, specifically:

- Any guidelines or protocols for ICE agents about the procedures for
seizing domains
- Any communications between ICE and other government agencies with
regard to the seized domains
- Any communications between ICE and intellectual property owners
requesting domains be seized or discussing seized domains
- Any court filings requesting authorization to seize domains
- Any internal emails mentioning the seized sites
- Any legal memos mentioning the seized sites

Sincerely,

Aaron Swartz

==End Copy==

Please process this request.

 
From ICE-FOIA <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> to Aaron Swartz on Dec. 2, 2011:

As 2011FOIA4448 was closed in February, I will have our intake staff open this with a new number and we'll begin the process.

Thanks,
 
L. Todd Fuss
Supervisory Paralegal Specialist
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office

 
From Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Dec. 16, 2011:

Interim Response
Interim Response
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An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> on Jan. 10, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2011FOIA4448.

Thank you for your help.

 
From ICE-FOIA <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> to Aaron Swartz on Jan. 10, 2012:

ICE has received the information you submitted to the ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov<mailto:ICE-FOIA@dhs.gov> mailbox.

If you are submitting a FOIA request, this courtesy reply does not replace the Acknowledgement Letter which will be sent to you once your request has been entered into our FOIA Request Tracking System.

If you are seeking the status of a pending FOIA request for which you have a FOIA case number, you may check the status of your request online at www.ice.gov/foia/status/<http://www.ice.gov/foia/status/>.

Please visit the ICE FOIA Library at www.ice.gov/foia/library/<http://www.ice.gov/foia/library/>.

As this reply is automatically generated, please do not respond to this notification.

 
From ICE-FOIA <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> to Aaron Swartz on Jan. 10, 2012:

ICE is currently conducting a search for records that would be responsive to your request. We are processing your request under FOIA case number 2012FOIA03220. Please disregard the old case number.

ICE FOIA Office
(202) 732-0600

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> on Feb. 26, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012FOIA03220.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <foiacab@ice.dhs.gov> on Feb. 26, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012FOIA03220.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Fuss, Louis T" <Louis.T.Fuss@ice.dhs.gov> to Aaron Swartz on March 1, 2012:

In response to your request for an update regarding the subject FOIA request, the request has been assigned to an analyst and is currently under review.

Thanks,

L. Todd Fuss
Supervisory Paralegal Specialist
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
Office: (202) 732-0600

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <Louis.T.Fuss@ice.dhs.gov> on May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012FOIA03220.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Fuss, Louis T" <Louis.T.Fuss@ice.dhs.gov> to Aaron Swartz on May 9, 2012:

Mr. Swartz,

2012FOIA3220 is assigned to an analyst and is being processed in the order in which it was received. Please note that there are thousands of records involved with this request.

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement <Louis.T.Fuss@ice.dhs.gov> on June 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012FOIA03220.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Aug. 14, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012FOIA03220.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 13, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2012FOIA03220.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 26, 2012:

Cover Letter
Cover Letter
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A cover letter granting the request, outlining exempted materials and payment requirements for the remaining responsive documents.
Responsive Documents
Responsive Documents
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A copy of documents responsive to the request.
 
  • Referral to ICE
  • Rejection of fee waiver and expedited processing
  • Fix Required
  • Interim Response
  • Cover Letter
  • Responsive Documents
 
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