DMCA infringing .com domain name.

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Loco Penguin, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Loco Penguin

    Loco Penguin Regular Member

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    Hi!
    I have a domain name with a brand in it, and my hosting recently got suspended because of embed video linking to 3rd website with copyrighted stuff.
    I'm moving now to offshore hosting and I would like to know if I can keep the domain with no worries, or I should buy a .eu domain just to make sure?
    I don't know if the fact that the domain is .com, makes it still connected to USA laws.

    If any of you know how to solve this, I would appreciate it, thanks!
     
  2. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I am no expert but a .com is USA property, wherever you are located or bought it from does not matter one bit. This I do know.

    But, your host is complaining, not your registrar. Just get another host. :p Don't go thinking offshore hosting will protect your usa domain name or that laws are less wrong in the EU.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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  3. Loco Penguin

    Loco Penguin Regular Member

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    Thanks, but I need to know more about the domain :X
     
  4. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I think I answered that. :p
    However, a full answer can be found here I guess. It answers all questions regarding the DMCA.

    I will say this though: If you expect or have problems hosting things in the USA, don't expect things to get better in the European Union. :p
    If your host suspended you, you are very likely breaking your local laws... If you are thinking about taking a eu tld to remedy a DMCA problem, you need to start researching.
     
  5. OTrap

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    Nothing can truly protect the domain name in your case, except staying under the radar. If you're trying to rank in Google, then that's counterproductive.

    I'd grab a different domain name.
     
  6. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    You're confusing trademarked brand domain with on-site content...