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  • Go Daddy Suspended 150,000 Websites in 2010

    1. BY - Apr 06, 2011
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    Go Daddy took down 150,000 sites last year for illegal or malicious activity.

    In February Go Daddy told a congressional committee that it took down a whopping 36,000 rogue pharamcy websites last year.

    Today in a hearing on “Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites v. Parasites, Part II”" Go Daddy general counsel Christine Jones will testify that the company suspended 150,000 websites in 2010 that were “found to be engaged in illegal or malicious activity.”

    Jones reiterated a message she presented last month that domain name complaints should be directed to registrars, not registries. The company has been in the middle of investigations with various law enforcement entities when the registry suddenly disables a domain name.

    She also asked the committee to consider new notice and take down procedures similar to those in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for “additional types of illegal content and to additional online service providers, including all members of the Internet ecosystem.” That would include registrars, hosting providers, payment processors, shippers, Internet service providers, search engines, and online advertising providers.

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  • “In February GoDaddy told a congressional committee that it took down a whopping 36,000 rogue pharamcy websites last year.”

    Andrew, did you actually use the words “rogue” and GoDaddy in the same sentence? :)

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