[At-Large] US v John Doe 1 & Others [Defendants]

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Nov 26 22:41:16 UTC 2011

> The jurisdictional issue is fascinating, but it's also worth asking why 
> RIPE had to be ordered to work with ISC and the multinational law 
> enforcement effort aimed at shutting this down.

Nothing mysterious there -- some of the crooks' DNS servers were located 
in RIPE allocated space in the Ukraine.

If you're asking why they were ordered rather than requested, I think 
you'll find that RIPE is (not unreasonably) reluctant to mess with 
allocations absent a legal requirement to do so.


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