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NameCheap will now censor corona virus type domains from their search

Labeled as news in Domain Industry News, started by dncafe, Mar 25, 2020

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  1. dncafe

    dncafe Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Recent email from the CEO of NameCheap:

    we are actively working with authorities to both proactively prevent, and take down, any fraudulent or abusive domains or websites related to COVID19. This includes banning certain terms such as "coronavirus", "covid", and "vaccine" from our domain search tool so they cannot be purchased and used for abuse.

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  2. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    I get it..

    Because sometimes humans are the virus
     
  3. cbd

    cbd Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    GOOD!

    Personally, I have no interest in dealing with anyone here who buys these names to profit off of mass death & widespread suffering.

    Showcase that shit in your sig & that's an automatic Ignore from me! FOH!
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  4. NameDeck

    NameDeck SaveDotOrg.org VIP

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    Although I do share the sentiment I like a registrar to be neutral. I do get it but am not sure how I feel about it.
     
  5. karmaco

    karmaco Top Contributor VIP

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    Censorship. I get it but vaccine is a generic health word what other words will they decide to block? Virus has more than one meaning etc. Covid and Corona I agree to protect themselves but what does it really stop? People hell bent on registering those names just give their money to another registrar. And how to handle the allready registered ones? Will they issue refunds? Its a slippery slope.
     
  6. NotFromBayArea

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    Not seeing any results for "covid" by searching on HarderDaddy Auctions either
     
  7. gotasale

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    Your username cannabinoids cbd
    You don't agree to selling virus domains which can be used as information
    While you agree to sell cannabinoids and make profit of addicted people misery!
    Addiction kills more people than the virus
     
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  8. NameDeck

    NameDeck SaveDotOrg.org VIP

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    Isnt CBD more commonly used as a medicine?
     
  9. cbd

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    LOL, you obviously have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, so I'm not even going to waste more than half a minute trying to explain it to you. You might find Google helpful.

    But real quick:

    1) Actually I don't "sell cannabinoids".
    2) Cannabinoids do not = marijuana, which is what I assume you're thinking.
    3) Cannabinoids are actually pretty much the opposite of "addiction" and "misery".

    Nice try though.
     
  10. gotasale

    gotasale Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    All abused drugs can be used in medicine with restrictions . To sell them online is another thing
     
  11. NameDeck

    NameDeck SaveDotOrg.org VIP

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    How about liquor stores then?
     
  12. gotasale

    gotasale Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Ask Americans . They sell all shits drugs , alcohol, porn, weapons

    Then they say selling virus domain is offensive !
     
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  13. AnthonyD

    AnthonyD Optimal Names VIP Gold Account

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    Loud and clear.. :) And though fatalities are rare these days, over the past centuries 500+ professional bullfighters have died in the ring or from injuries sustained. But thats OK. ;)

    Its like CVS stops selling tobacco claiming they want to help people get a path to wellness and good health yet when those people get to their registers they can up their diabetes and obesity with all that junk food and sugar / candy at each register. OK. Whatever. :)

    PS - I did a preemptive ignore... :)
     
  14. NameDeck

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    Agreed. Not just Americans. I will withhold my judgement though.

    Just responded as I don't know anyone using CBD in an abusive/recreational way but usually as a pain or anxiety relief. Bet there are people who do 'abuse' it. Not an expert but that's probably a minority.

    As for covid names... I dunno. Comes down to your personal ethics. Can be good, can be bad.
     
  15. AnthonyD

    AnthonyD Optimal Names VIP Gold Account

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    Betting / gambling.... we can go all night with this. ;)
     
  16. cooljub

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    Love the avatar

    :headphone:
     
  17. cbd

    cbd Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    ..... again, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about with regards to CBD.

    .... and you apparently have no idea what Freestyle Bullfighting is.

    You're equating sportsbetting to profiting off a pandemic?......... ummm yeahhh, that's quite a stretch.

    Two more for my Ignore list, sweet!

    Looks like I triggered a few folks with my post. Oops! ;)
     
  18. gotasale

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    In my opinion Profiting of a pandemic is not a crime as long as you are not causing or spreading the pandemic or making essential medical materials like masks disappear

    Doctors are making profits of all people illnesses but they are not causing it or making it hard for some to receive the treatment

    Selling virus domains is not selling the virus or causing any harm to anyone

    Also with cbd it can be used as rehab website or other useful non-addictive things

    So there is no absolute wrong or right, everyone should make his own judgement but without generalization
     
  19. Corey

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    Another reason not to use this registrar!

    Cheers
    Corey
     

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