Two of the largest movie and TV streaming piracy sites have had their domain names suspended over the past few days. The targets include Lookmovie and Cuevana3, both of which have millions of regular visitors. The suspensions, issued by the .io domain registry, are likely related to copyright issues. However, the two sites are not giving up and have swiftly relocated to new homes.
Over the years, pirate streaming services have eclipsed torrent sites and direct download portals in popularity.
These streaming sites are seen as a massive problem in Hollywood, which made it a priority to shut them down.
The MPA and ACE are actively trying to find out who’s behind these sites, through DMCA subpoenas for example. However, there are other means to hit these streaming portals as well. That includes going after their domain names.
Rightsholders regularly complain to domain registries and registrars about pirate sites. Most of…