domain registrars in Germany and Austria have been caught red-handed selling fake domains.
The names have been used to register domain names and to sell fake products, such as mobile phones and solar panels.
The domains were purchased by the registrar for as little as €1.50 each.
The sellers could not get the domain registration data back from the registrers.
The domain name registrar is suspected of selling fake products and domain names.
The German authorities say they have been tracking the names since at least December.
The registrar had been under investigation for its dealings with German police and the federal court.
It is suspected that the names are part of a massive data-piracy ring.
The German government says it is working to crack down on the domain name sales.