A number of “pirate site” domain names have been suspended following complaints from the Motion Picture Association of America, reports TorrentFreak.

This follows an agreement between the MPAA and the Donuts registry to take down pirate sites, most notably those with a “.TLD” domain name.

The MPAA and domain registry are reportedly happy with results so far and “hope that other key players will join their efforts”.

Donuts has been extremely careful in balancing the rights of its end-user customers along with those of copyright holders.

We continue to believe this is a useful and efficient manner for addressing blatant online piracy, and we encourage others in the domain name community to follow suit with similar programs.

Only time will tell whether this is the start of bigger takedowns and how long it will take for the affected sites to be back up and running.