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Can DMCA take down my domain?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Croniclex, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Croniclex

    Croniclex Newbie

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    I registered a domain on namecheap and i am using an offshore host. I'm not hosting any illegal stuff, but the site may contain malware. (not a botnet)
    Now i just read that DMCA can take down domains if bought from US companies? Is this true?
    If so am i safe if i transfer the domain to an offshore registrar?
     
  2. CyberAlien

    CyberAlien Regular Member

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    A DMCA would normally take down the hosting, unless the domain name itself violated copyright laws. It's most likely that a domain would violate trademark laws though.
     
  3. cashmoney404

    cashmoney404 Registered Member

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    DMCA can rot in hell. Always taking down the nbz's i want
     
  4. skyward

    skyward Registered Member

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    DMCA is an Act not an Association. The content taking down is done by DMCA service websites. I don't think they can touch your domain. And as far as content takedowns are concerned, a DMCA ignoring host will take care of that.
    Offshore hosts are a nightmare for these DMCA service websites.
     
  5. theqlogic87

    theqlogic87 Registered Member

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    If a domain get's taken down is it still usable on a another host?
     
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    DMCA can't take down domains,
    but USA seized some domains in 2011 & 2012

    like:
    MegaUpload
    FileSonic

    you must have 2 domain
    1) top level
    2) Netherland or Sweden

    when USA seized your first domain, you can forward your traffic to other domains
    like ThePirateBay