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Questions about Domain Registration, DMCA, and Privacy

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by freespeaker, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. freespeaker

    freespeaker Newbie

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    Hello,

    I intend to make an anonymous blog where I will retain my privacy and not be knocked offline by malicious DMCA takedown notices. This isn't going to be a filesharing site, a download site, or anything like that. It's main purpose is for me to express myself freely. But I do fully intend to make "fair use" of snippets of articles, hotlink to copyrighted images, and embed videos from Youtube and the like in the blog. Again, the main purpose of hotlinking images and embedding videos would be my commentary on them, not simply as a directory of these items.

    My main concern is that in some cases I will be addressing very public issues about very public figures and I do not want them to be able to take down my critiques and/or blog simply because the company immediately complies with all DMCA Takedown notices, whether they have merit or not.

    I need a registrar who will have no issue with these types of uses or simply forwards the DMCA notices to me. I also need one who will protect my privacy. I will not be leaking top secret government documents or anything like that, but I'd like to be able to say what's on my mind without the constant fear of someone I piss off knocking my site offline because I posted a screenshot of his video, hotlinked a pic of his, quoted his writing, etc.

    The domain will be .se

    I was looking at Namecheap at first, but I'm not sure if they will be lenient or just take my site offline the first time someone complains.

    Others I have looked at:

    PRQ (I'd love to use these guys but $50 for Private Registration is very high)
    Domainerschoice (I can't find very much of anything about these guys except a few posts of people saying they ignore DMCA)
    Gandi (Based in France. That would make it more vulnerable to DMCA than a registrar in say, Sweden or Netherlands, wouldn't it?)

    I've looked at so many others I can't remember. Any suggestions?

    BTW, I am not open to considering any USA based registrar.

    edit: I also looked at Binero but I don't even see a privacy option when I translate the page with Google Translate. Maybe I'm just missing something?
     
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  2. freespeaker

    freespeaker Newbie

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    Anyone? :)
     
  3. gabmasm

    gabmasm Registered Member

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    name.com and namecheap are very good. Fast payments, paypal, privacy option, don't ask your info, all my friends with warez sites have them.
     
  4. freespeaker

    freespeaker Newbie

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    The thing I don't get is that Namecheap is a US based registrar. Check their "About Us" page. They are based in L.A., California, USA.

    I just don't see how they could make judgement calls on the DMCA requests they receive when doing so strips them of their Safe Harbor status.