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6:45 am on Jun 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been considering starting a rather controversial site. nothing on the site would be illegal. similar sites have a lot of problems maintaining a presence on the web. this is depressing, but I suppose inevitable, right?

if a webhost doesn't want to be associated with the site, they nix the hosting. they have every right to do this- but it's sad that this seems to be the norm.

what then? find a new host, wait a few months for it to repeat?

you could host things on your own computer, I suppose. but then what if your ISP doesn't care for what you have to say?

the most incredible thing I've seen so far though, is registrars actually revoking domains for this. I'd never even heard of this before today, but apparently a site in this category has just had this pulled on them. it was godaddy, if anyone's curious.

does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? any tips for finding hosts, registrars, or maybe even isps that'd be willing to put up with you?

10:06 am on June 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Any clues as to the content? Porn has one unique set of problems for sure, alcohol tobacco & firearms
their own, and hate sites still another. Politics and religion raise all sorts of issues. -Larry
11:29 am on June 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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it's the political/social change aspect of the sites that people tend to object to in this specific category. it isn't a hate site- oddly enough, godaddy seems to have no problem hosting racist sites at all.
6:38 pm on June 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Are there not other sites with similar ideological/philosophical orientation?
4:56 am on June 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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there are, but they all have had problems getting hosted as well. and now problems with registrars.

it's more disconcerting to me than anything else.

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You could consider not hosting your site in the US. Find a patriot-free country instead - some place where paranoia isn't the order of the day.
6:10 am on June 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you sticky some of us with a URL, we might have better suggestions. I'm shooting in the dark here.
-Larry
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Something is very fishy here, considering the amount of genuinely distasteful crap that is up on web without "censorship" problems, I have to wonder about the exact nature of the website. Perhaps more details of the sites contents will help everyone figure out the problem.
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host your website in Russia, it will be cheap and reliable
9:01 am on June 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This really is a problem. For example, after research in the UK proved that beer and wine in moderate quantities were good for the health (actually positive) the government here moved to make it illegal to repeat the findings. I guess pressure came from the pharmaceutical industries.

Try hosting in Canada, they seem a sensible nation. We certainly have had no problems hosting there.

Matt

 

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