D.C. Circuit Rules Terrorism Victims Can't Attach Countries' Internet Domains
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has held that country code top-level domains ("ccTLDs") are not attachable foreign property under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ("FSIA"). Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran, No. 14-7193 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 2, 2016). The plaintiffs — victims of terrorist attacks and their family members — held substantial unsatisfied money judgments against defendants Iran, Syria, and North Korea arising out of claims brought under FSIA.