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Canadian-registered domain name Bodog.com, a website for an online gambling site, had its domain seized just last week, causing concern among many non-US companies using .com domains. American company VeriSign controls the .com TLD, allowing the US government to seize any .com domain.
Bodog began operating under the name Bovada in July 2011. Their new website, www.bovada.lv, is registered under Latvia's TLD. Their original website is still available under its IP address, 22.214.171.124, but American users are quickly told that their "funds are still accessible" on Bovada's website. Bodog's founder, Calvin Ayre, and others have been indicted for illegal gambling and money laundering.