Anti-Piracy Organization Domain IFPI.com Now Owned by The Pirate Bay
IFPI.com, the domain that used to belong to The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry or (IFPI) - an infamous anti-piracy organization - is mysteriously transferred to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay team says it will use the domain to host the newly founded International Federation of Pirate Interests.
It?s beginning to look like the IFPI will be the next MediaDefender. Earlier this week we already posted about leaked email correspondence between a lawyer and the IFPI, in which they discussed requesting confidential information from the Swedish police on an ongoing police investigation involving The Pirate Bay.
Apparently they had plans to use this information to take on the popular BitTorrent site, but it seems that plans like that always backfire.
The main domain of the IFPI - ifpi.org - is still working, but when people try to access ifpi.com they are redirected to a Pirate Bay server, showing the text: ?International Federation of Pirate Interests.?
We contacted Brokep, one of the administrators of The Pirate Bay, and he told TorrentFreak: ?International Federation of Pirate Interests (IFPI) is the new international federation we?re starting in order to get the word of piracy spread.?
The WHOIS info clearly shows that ifpi.com - the domain that used to be registered to the IFPI - is now registered to Brokep. We asked him if The Pirate Bay is responsible for the domain hack, and he told us: ?It?s not a hack, someone just gave us the domain name. We have no idea how they got it, but it?s ours and we?re keeping it.?
I?m sure most people will agree that the domain will be in better hands with the The Pirate Bay team. Stay tuned for more IFPI news!
Screenshot of the ifpi.com WHOIS entry, compare this to the old one.