"I will boycott eNom, Demand Media and its front organizations, resellers and affiliated entities by all means possible to me. Because of their involvement in Internet censorship and bad custommer service but only if 50 other censorship fighters will do all they can to boycott them and encourage others to do the same."
— Olle Lundberg, advocate of free speech.
Deadline to sign up by: 20th June 2008
57 people signed up (7 over target)
The Internet should be a global medium for free speech and all companies active on this medium should advocate for this purpose. When one of the largest actors on Internet actively and willingly censor domain names, hides information and abuses their customer's action must be taken.
Demand Media, through eNom Inc, recently locked and blocked access to an innocent Englishman’s domain names without telling him; they also refuse to release these names. Forcing him to re-register his domain names with a different suffix. They also did the exact same thing against the whistleblower's site wikileaks, when they disabled their domain name wikileaks.info. And obviously refused to reply until threatend with mass exposure. Now here we go.
This was unfortunately not the first example of Demand Medias inability to respect their customers’ rights and property. They have a proven record of outrageous behaviour including but not limited to:
* Selling domain names to spammers:
“[…] eNom lets anyone who can pay register as many domains as they want. And, they allow them to run through all the domains even though I report the SPAM and the fake registration information. Internap, which hosts eNom.com, has shown up on stopbadware.org's list of top 5 hosting providers hosting large numbers of the sites listed in their "Badware Website Clearinghouse." eNom themselves are the host for many of these sites. You would think Internap would wise up and kick eNom off of their network--I guess criminal spamming pays too well. Well over 50% of the SPAM I receive comes from a domain registered by eNom. eNom.com, Moniker.com and Joker.com have to be the 3 top SPAMMER registrars. If ICANN would step up to the plate and enforce their rules, it would be a lot harder for a SPAMMER to make a dishonest living.”
* Stealing names from customers:
“The YourReview.us Blog is reporting that Enom unilaterally, without notice or legal justification transferred registration of its customers’ domains to its own control. Apparently, Enom runs a script on its database of registrants looking for anyone who has registered any variation of the letters "enom." Keep in mind that that script could turn up literally thousands of domain names which are perfectly legitimate and have nothing to do with any trademark rights Enom may have.”
Help us boycott a company who abuses their customers, takes the ICANN rules into their own hands and provide freedoms for spammers to mass register domain names.
Help us show them that this behaviour is unacceptable and that it will not be tolerated.
Help us create a global movement against this censorship!
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