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Could my domain registrant shut down my entire account?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Jaxons, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Jaxons

    Jaxons Newbie

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    On my domain account (NameCheap) I got around 15 domains.
    Most of them could, in theory, be violating certain copyright infringements.
    What I wonder is; in case NameCheap received a couple of DMCA notices do you think they could decide to shut down my entire account at once?
     
  2. azeds

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    I highly doubt it.
     
  3. Jaxons

    Jaxons Newbie

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    Any more opinions on this concern?
     
  4. Chakeda

    Chakeda Newbie

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    Never heard of a domain registrar ban entire accounts for copyright. Pretty much everyone copyrights, so I think you're safe.
     
  5. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It is possible if they think you are more trouble than you are worth.

    Also do they break copyright or intellectual property?

    Look at all these people losing their domains: http://www.udrpsearch.com/
     
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    I have had a couple of domain names with trademarked names for over a year and never had any problems with either of them.That was not in Namecheap though.
     
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    You're only talking about the domain names right? Like you don't have Web Hosting through them? I know if you were talking about Web Hosting, there are a lot of people who might have multiple domain names hosted on the same hosting account, and I could see them just shutting down the whole thing.

    I will say though, I used to work for a lot of big Web Hosting companies like EIG and Register.com (AKA Netsol.com / Web.com), and all the times I've seen copyright issues, they would first send an email to the customer explaining the compliant and asking them to sort things out by removing the specific files. If they didn't respond, then they would remove it themselves.

    The suspensions were usually reserved for other stuff. Like if their site got hacked, phishing, or were hosting pornography, overloading the servers, etc. They would then suspend the entire hosting account.

    However, say if the website was phishing and we didn't host the website and we were just the domain registrar, we would only suspend that domains, so your other domains would be fine. Although, I could see something like this causing suspicion to check the other domains to make sure there is nothing going on there ether.
     
  8. karlenaz

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    You would have to deal with any DMCA's yourself, your registrants would simply pass on any messages to yourself and ask you to confirm you are taking action. Why did u go for copyright infringed domains when you know its not going to help?
     
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    Thanks for the awesome replies!
    I've decided to create multiple namecheap accounts seeing as this would probably protect me without being any sort of limitation whatsoever.
     
  11. roamer

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    GoDaddy is known for assuming the role of internet police, sometimes taking the initiative before any complaints are received, particularly so since they lock accounts and ask for a fee to reactivate them. Namecheap on the other hand, seem to act on a domain by domain basis.

    If there's a complaint, the domains will be seized at a higher level than that of the registrar anyway, and if things get to that point, that won't make much of a difference in the big picture, as the legal fees and fines are more of a concern in such cases.

    I wouldn't touch domains that infringe on intellectual property, I've seen too many cases and they've all end badly. However, since that's not part of the question, I'll just leave it at that.
     
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    use an DMCA safe domain registrant . last year godaddy block my one domain because of DMCA problem . so i change it to an offshore domain registrant , now no have problem of getting ban from this
     
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    You can transfer the domains out from Namecheap. At least the domains that haven't been complainted.