1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can a .com be suspended over copyright issues

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by linkshake, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. linkshake

    linkshake Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    So... I've been seeing a lot of talk about domain name suspensions, but nothing clear: CAN a domain name be suspended for copyright issues with the content in it?

    If it can - why doesn't that happen often (I've seen many cases of hosting suspensions, it's much easier to kill the domain - while a person can place the content on a new domain, it won't rank as well, will take much more time to build, and sometimes it's a very active site they'll be killing - if they remove the host, a new host provider will be used and it's a rinse and repeat process) - any information from people who know what they're saying for a fact and not just speculating would be appreciated :)

    Also, assuming it's possible - any easy solutions for preventing that from happening with a .com?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 0xxi3

    0xxi3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Collecting Government Benefits
    Location:
    SJW Kingdom
    It's really up to the domain provider.
    Some providers will contact you about it and that's it, none of their business.
    Others will just suspend your domain.

    Exactly the same with hosting.
     
  3. linkshake

    linkshake Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    hmm... so I wonder why it usually happens with hosting providers (happened to me a few times) and not domain name companies? Also, know any domain name company that is easy to work with, and a .com can be transferred to them for peace of mind from such complaints (I checked with an attorney btw, our use of the supposed copyrighted content is not illegal in any way... but hosting companies don't really care, they take you down when there's a slightest doubt :( )

    Thanks!
     
  4. 0xxi3

    0xxi3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Collecting Government Benefits
    Location:
    SJW Kingdom
    Know by personal experience that GoDaddy doesn't give a damn, even if they receive a C&D for your domain.

    The best thing you can do is to switch to some solid German hosting. Hetzner, for example, just forwards all complaints to the customer, but they don't provide simple hosting solutions, they focus more on raw servers.
     
  5. Honest

    Honest Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    205
    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    .com's are under USA jurisdiction, they can be seized by the FBI very easily. Other domains it's a pain. It's why a lot of illegal sites are using different domain extentions.
     
  6. CialisBilligInternet

    CialisBilligInternet BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah domains can be banned and seized if the domain breaches © infringement.
     
  7. Mex

    Mex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    67
    As other have said, it can happen, take a look at bodog.com for example.
    Not only for .com, but for all public extensions because they are administered by ICANN that is under US jurisdiction.
    The domain for kickass torrents kickass.to was recently seized event though the .to extension is from a pacific island named Tonga.

    So there is no way around except maybe for private extensions like .bit, but there is no device sold that supports it out of the box, so that has to be done manually and very few peolple know how to do it.
     
  8. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    177
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Your job
    Location:
    Where you live
    Your best bet is with an extension not under ICANN that is through a registrar that is offshore.
     
  9. zrigos

    zrigos Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    13
    Will be banned if the content is not legal
     
  10. TomBran

    TomBran Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    24
    Home Page:
    I have not seen much domains getting banned. I know many BIG BIGG websites which hold too much copyrighted content but still they are not banned even after many years.
     
  11. SEMWORLD

    SEMWORLD BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    219
    I have worked with very many domains but I will say never has my domain name been suspended. I will say that the only way that you can be suspended is when you have been reported to the authority. When people raise complains about the domain and the content, then you are likely to be pulled down. Otherwise on the copyright I have not seen any case to date.
     
  12. TomBran

    TomBran Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    24
    Home Page:
    In most cases when some violates the copyright, the owner just reports to the web hosting provider to remove that content. But sometimes whole websites got seized just like kickasstorrents when authorities get involved in this.
     
  13. nicolay150

    nicolay150 BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    You need to register domain in offshore registrar.