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Porkbun & DMCA

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Bayrem Jebali, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Bayrem Jebali

    Bayrem Jebali Regular Member

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    Hello there,
    Today I wanna ask the experts over here about Porkbun and DMCA especially about the .co domains that they have. I have noticed also they state

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    Copyright disputes

    Generally, allegations of copyright infringement on a website are processed by the web hosting company, not the registrar or DNS host. Porkbun does offer web hosting products to its customers, so it is possible we’re the host for the allegedly infringing content.
    To determine the web host, we recommend utilizing a service such as https://www.whoishostingthis.com/ (not affiliated with Porkbun and Porkbun cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such service.) Often, if a site is hosted on Amazon (AWS) servers and has Porkbun nameservers assigned, it’s hosted by us, but not always. If you’re unsure, please email [email protected] and we will verify whether a website is hosted on our servers.
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    So my question if my domain is .co and my content on another web hosting company Porkbun cannot remove or take the domain from me especially the name of the domain does not violate any
    Copyright and Trademark Name but the content DOES?
     
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  2. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, u r right. They cant do anything if there is no problem with the domain name.
     
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  3. Bayrem Jebali

    Bayrem Jebali Regular Member

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    I just read:

    hi
    last night i purchased a domain from porkbun.com, for one of our projects
    just added it to the directadmin dashboard
    no mails, no files other than the index.html (skeleton)
    no activity
    the details shows this
    Disk Space 420.04 KB
    Bandwidth 70.35 KB
    E-mails 1
    FTP Accounts 1
    Databases 0
    and porkbun suspended my domain sending this email
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    Hello there,
    We wanted to let you know that suspicious activity was detected on xxxx by Google Safe Browsing (https://safebrowsing.google.com) and it has been suspended. This can mean a few things, but generally it means that your domain is being used for what appears to be malicious activity. This probably means your website has been hacked or exploited in some way. For information on how to unflag your site please visit https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/security/hacked/request_review.
    Please contact support if you require more information.
    Thank you,
    The Porkbun Team
    ==========
    in above the domain name is removed and put as xxxx
    in the same dashboard we have more than 40 domains hosted, and all are working fine. i personally can vouch there isnt any compromise or malicious activity
    i email them and tried to talk to them via the online chat
    and they say, online chat is for tech support not for any thing else, and i will have to await the response from the support team, no eta...
    do these happen with others as well,
    also how do i proceed, i do not see a way out
    any help would be great
    thanks

    So basically they suspended his domain without any hesitation and only because google flagged him !!!
     
  4. TomTheCat

    TomTheCat Power Member

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    Are you sure it wasn't registered before that domain name? If it was previously registered by someone else, then, that's why they suspended it. It happened to me with another registrar.
     
  5. Bayrem Jebali

    Bayrem Jebali Regular Member

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    That's my Question if only a stupid thing like this makes Porkbun suspend his domain what if DMCA complains then they will suspend the domain easy peasy ?
     
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    Yes.
     
  7. Bayrem Jebali

    Bayrem Jebali Regular Member

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    Experts ?
     
  9. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    again on DMCA , sorry to ask here is about content , do u guys really remove that url due to DMCA ?
     
  10. Bayrem Jebali

    Bayrem Jebali Regular Member

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    I do care about the domain by itself not the content basically they cannot force me to delete the download links as long as I'm using a good hosting company but my concern is with porkbun and their policies
     
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    YujinTan Elite Member

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    come to DMCA I have to admit i scrape contents, this is the 3rd time if I can recall well come contents, The first never go to log DMCA complain which google inform me. Is more in private settle. They don't mind to share but sadly the contents are preserve only to them. i do go check is it fake or scam , as they never ask any money etc. which I bother to check . For those log DMCA and talk about money , i will heck care and will not remove the content even is I scrap it.

    2nd time and just I received is from google notice to me. Someone log DMCA on me. Again I go check both never ask for money just mention that url. To me I just remove that url they mention. One thing ironic is they never mention the rest of the url i scrap from the same site.

    nevertheless i prefer content here , not domain . Sorry to mention here. as I don't want to start a new thread talk about DMCA again.

    so for you , u don't bother people log DMCA come contents?
     
  12. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    read this whole thread, it will be clear to u:

    https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/163205/issues-with-porkbun-incase-any-one-may-help

    it looks like porkbun is forced to suspend the domain in this case by their internet providers.

    I have domain with namecheap and there were many dmcas before, they only suspended 1 domain which was hosted by them, otherwise they just forward the dmca to me and don't say anything else (if the domain is not hosted with them) - in this case it is upto me what the **** i do with the content. So far they've never sent me a mail regarding any 'domain' abuse like porkbun did in this case.

    I would suggest you to use an offshore/dmca proof hosting provider and for domain registration u can use namecheap or an offshore/dmca proof domain register.