Here's an update to this thread: http://www.inforum.in/legal-issues-dispute/1510-gambling-domains-seized-america.html The judge has now issued an order in the Kentucky v. 141 Domain Names case. From what I had understand, the judge has ruled that the domain names at issue are "gambling devices." Also, poker is considered to be "gambling." The domain owners have 30 days to install geographical blocks to these gambling domains, and block access to users in Kentucky. If the domain owners prove they have complied with the court’s request, they will be relieved of the forfeiture order. The final hearing on forfeiture will be heard on November 17, 2008. Read the update here: Kentucky v. 141 Domain Names Order « The Legal Satyricon The judge's order can be found at: http://randazza.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/order-08-ci-1409.pdf It's very disturbing that the government can intervene like this. I wonder what other cases will follow now that Kentucky has set this precedent.