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Avoid suspending domain by court order?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CLjunky, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. CLjunky

    CLjunky Newbie

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    Hello blackhatters.

    I have a startup ready to be launched, and it will probably attract some unneeded attention, and I suspect some cease and decease letters and stuff.
    I see domains being suspended just by opening a case in court against them. Faceporn - just a recent example.
    Any down time will be very bad for my domain. So, how do I avoid it? Would moving it offshore help? How would I do that?
    Also, any simple way to anonymize my domain? I can't come up with anything better than anonymously buy it from myself. Which is quite a hassle.

    What do you think, fellas?
     
  2. CLjunky

    CLjunky Newbie

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    Well, for anyone interested. Here's what I've found in my research.
    Just register domain offshore, or transfer it there. You don't have to go too far, Canada will do. They will ignore any US court orders. They say it plain and simple. Here's exec of rebel.com, for example:
    [FONT=&quot]"our position on US court orders has always been that they do not have jurisdiction over us or the domains we manage for our customers. We have received US court orders in the past and our position has always been to inform the complainant that the order is from the incorrect jurisdiction and not to act on the order. We then make sure our customer is aware of the order we received and the steps we took to protect their domains"

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    Unfortunately, that doesn't mean a total immunity from US courts. From another source:
    "While offshore registrars are indeed not obligated to comply with any U.S.-court issued order, it's a different story if the party files and enforces an order on the .com Registry in Virginia. Dell Computer got one that forced VeriSign to lock out 3 offshore registrars from their .com and .net registrations, though VeriSign may not always comply depending on the type of dispute."

    So there you go. Still, moving your sites offshore seems like a good idea.

    Thanks
     
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  3. brutang

    brutang Junior Member

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    Good to know, doesn't apply to my situation (yet) but it never hurts to have the information handy.
     
  4. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Good stuff. Do you know any competitor of the big us companies offering $1 per .info in ca?
     
  5. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Lets find some Offshore Domain Registrar!
     
  6. bobbys

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  8. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Amen to that, shittiest registrar ever...

    Someone sent a DMCA to domains by proxy (the junk godaddy uses), and they billed me 20 bucks!

    Fuking morons, stay away from godaddy
     
  9. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why would faceporn be a C+D? Don't tell me anything with the word Face in it now is copyright infringement against Facebook?
     
  10. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Yup

    Code:
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9192700/Facebook_sues_Faceporn_claiming_trademark_infringement
     
  11. CashGrower007

    CashGrower007 Regular Member

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    lol what bullshit... face and book are generic English words.
     
  12. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    Zynga! aka: Farmville
    $&^%%&
     
  13. Leafgreen

    Leafgreen Newbie

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    No, that was the point of this:
    Verisign has authority over all comnetorg tld's. No, the way to do this is to register a Canada domain and host it offshore. Just google hosts in Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Antigua, or any of the old tax havens that have been gutten by OECD.