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Police Gets .UK Registry to Shut Down Over 1,200 Domains

British Policemen by Steve Punter (Flickr) The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) in the United Kingdom announced in a Press Release that they have shut down 1,219 websites and domains in cooperation with Nominet, the .UK registry operator. The shut-down will also prevent re-registration of the domain names. Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie, head of the PCeU, said: As part of Operation Papworth, the PCeU this week targeted websites run by organised criminal networks which purported to sell designer items – including Ugg Australia Boots, ghd hair straighteners, and jewellery from Tiffany & Co and Links of London

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