Company says campaign committee and politics not at play in request to change web hosts.
Last Friday GoDaddy.com sent a notice to the owner of Homelandsecurityus.com informing him that he needed to find a new home for his domain name and web site.
Douglas J. Hagmann, founder of the site, tells his story here. He claims that one of the Obama campaign’s “truth teams” asked Go Daddy to give the site the boot.
But Ben Butler, Network Abuse Director at Go Daddy, told Domain Name Wire today that its request to move the site had nothing to do with politics. Here’s the full statement from Butler:
We did receive complaints about objectionable content on Homelandsecurityus.com, but it was not from a government agency or campaign committee, nor was it political in nature.
As you may already know, we investigate all serious complaints about content reported to violate our terms of service. In this case, we substantiated the complaints and found several examples of content that appeared to violate our Terms of Service.
We don’t speak to specifics due to customer privacy concerns. We can tell you our terms of service prohibit content or activities designed to defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, slander or harass third-parties. We also don’t allow content to encourage unlawful activities by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography. Our terms also prohibit activities that are tortious, vulgar, obscene, invasion of the privacy of a third-party, racially or ethically.
For a complete look at our terms of service, you can visit [here].
It would not be a violation of our terms to disagree with a person or organization’s politics.”
Whois records show that Hagmann moved his site to Network Solutions and is hosting it with JustHost.com.