These provisions mean it is hard to figure out the legal basis for what Homeland Security is now doing with the seized websites. The law seems to demand that the federal government sell or dispose of the domain names—not commandeer them for a public relations campaign. What the agency is doing would be akin to the FBI seizing a cocaine baron’s Lamborghini and then keeping it for a drug awareness project.
Is it just me or is it absurd that the government is still operating off of 1970s era drug seizure laws? Ridiculous.