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Topic: Canadian firm has its domains seized by FBI.

This Canadian company appears to be in deep [crap], to say the least.

I don't think I ever heard of them before but it appears SkyGlobal.com was their main website, which has also been seized.

Sky Global : Canadian firm’s #domains were seized by the US federal authorities
Posted by DomainGang on March 17, 2021, at 1:14 pm


Sky Global is a Canadian company, creators of encryption software for phones.

The US federal authorities have indicted two of its top executives for allegedly providing drug traffickers with the ability to evade surveillance.

Jean-Francois Eap, Sky Global’s Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas Herdman, a former high-level distributor of Sky Global devices, are charged with a conspiracy to violate the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

The indictment alleges that Sky Global installs sophisticated encryption software in iPhone, Google Pixel, Blackberry, and Nokia handsets. Sky Global device users communicate with each other in a closed network, and Sky Global routes these communications through encrypted servers located in Canada and France.

According to the indictment, for more than a decade, Sky Global generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profit by facilitating the criminal activity of transnational criminal organizations and protecting these organizations from law enforcement.

In doing so, numerous domain names owned or operated by Sky Global were seized by the US authorities; these domains now display the following graphic image:

[visit the link below, or any domain below to see image]

The following domain names have been seized so far:

sky.global
skychat.info
skychat.mobi
skyecc.mobi
skysecure.cc
skysecure.info
skysecure.mobi
skywork.mobi
skychat.net
skyecc.com
skyecconline.com
skyglobal.ca
skyglobal.com
skyglobal.org
skysecure.com
skysecure.me
skysecure.org
skyuem.com
skywork.com
skywork.net
skywork.online
skychat.biz
skyglobal.co
skysecure.co
skysecure.us

Source: https://domaingang.com/domain-crime/sky … thorities/

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Re: Canadian firm has its domains seized by FBI.

So how does the FBI seize a .ca?

They are not the law in Canada

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Re: Canadian firm has its domains seized by FBI.

The actual indictment document:

https://dd80b675424c132b90b3-e48385e382 … ctment.pdf


US Department of Justice Press Release:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/pr/sk … on-devices


In the news:

https://financialpost.com/globe-newswir … ws-reports

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/crypto … eo-a-16180

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/ceo-of-vancouver- … -1.5350817

https://biv.com/article/2021/03/vancouv … ne-illegal

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Re: Canadian firm has its domains seized by FBI.

they probably won't miss the .mobi's   :)

(formerly hugegrowth in my past domainer life)

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Re: Canadian firm has its domains seized by FBI.

MapleDots wrote:

So how does the FBI seize a .ca?

They are not the law in Canada

Because the domain is registered at ..... you guessed it... GoDaddy.

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Re: Canadian firm has its domains seized by FBI.

As soon as WHC cleans up their control panel I am moving out