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The U.S. Government withdraws complaint against the Rojadirecta domains and the Court orders their return

August 30, 2012

Almost 19 months after having seized the domains and, the U.S. Government has withdrawn its complaint against these domains and the Court has already ordered their return.

On January 31, 2011 the U.S. government seized our domains and as part of its operation “Operation In Our Sites”. We immediately initiated talks with the government, through our legal representatives in San Francisco and New York, in order to obtain the return of the same. Since it is impossible at this stage to recover domains amicably, we filed a complaint against the Government, the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency of the United States of America. In response to our complaint and as a requirement to keep the seized domains, the Government proceeded to sue both domains, which it withdrew today more than a year later and which has led, almost instantly, the Court of the Southern District of New York to order the return of the domains.

Shortly after learning of the court order, we started proceedings with the organizations responsible for all .com and .org domain registrations (Verisign and PIR respectively) in order to restore the domains. In the coming hours Rojadirecta will again be accessible from and, that is from the domains that never should have been censored.

– Since 31-Aug-2012 16:49:15 UTC the domain points to the Rojadirecta site.
– Finally since 05 Sep 2012 19:14:44 UTC the domain also points again to the Rojadirecta site.

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