Sigh… picked the wrong day to work through the Malware Analyst's Cookbook. .
Also, it would've been more effective if you would've just pointed DNS to the IP address that seized domains point to. Though I figure that that would've broken a few things…
Redirecting would have taken longer to setup due to dns propagation delay, and I'd be rather 'surprised' to get handed over to a government controlled seized page, in the end it would have broken git and, as mentioned already, your privacy.
Which is why I rolled my own, additionally I could use mod_rewrite to prevent 404 for pages like /foo/bar/baz.