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Pledge “boycott-enom”

"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)

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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 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, has shown up on'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., and 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 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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  • 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."
    Matthew Brady, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is definitely unacceptable behaviour by eNom and DemandMedia.
    I will support you.
    João Mergulhão, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • ENOM is specialised in fraud.
    Their Johny Kim intercepted my domain by deception. As soon as they got hold on code number they requested ransom for release, being fully aware, that I've paid for domain until 6th of May 2008, and I've paid for transfer to another registrar.

    This is highly unethical company using gangsters method of imposing damages to my business, by placing on MY LEGALLY ACQUIRED DOMAIN all sort of advertisement, including DATING, Insurance etc, damaging reputation of my business.

    Please note - they are unscrupulous liars - in April I received from ICANN ombudsman information, that they put my domain in redemption fro being unpaid, though in numerous correspondence they confirmed, that domain was paid until May 2008.

    Such company deserves more than boycott - they contravening law of ownership by pirating domains.
    Stan Kulski, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This company should be kicked out of biz and other companies should stop co-op with them totally.
  • The following message was sent in an email to customers of Openhost, a website hosting service in New Zealand, on June 1st, 2008:

    It is with regret that we advise customers that we are experiencing a major problem with our Domain Management partner, Enom.

    For as yet unknown reasons Enom have disabled our account and changed the nameservers of an as yet unknown number of .com .net and .org websites.

    We have made several calls to their US-based tech support but because it is outside of business hours they have refused to help and continue to tell us the only thing we can do is email their risk management department which reopens on Monday, US time. We have since been hung up on when making further reqests for help.

    Enom are the second largest provider of Domain registration world-wide and we are perplexed as to why they have disabled our account without any notice, particularly over a weekend.

    We can only apologise if this is causing you an inconvenience and assure you we have done all we can so far to get Enom to reinstate their account.

    We welcome you to contact them directly on 001 425 974 4689.

    Openhost Management
    trenton, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • They have allowed spammers and hackers as well to continue to mirror sites , which results in theft of traffic among other things. Personally I think a mass law suit should start and they should be made to pay for all loses due to their neglect. You will get no help from this company, until they are forced to pay the almighty dollar to pay attention!
    Deborah, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • is involved in a internet domain name hijack and they won't respond to the request of undoing their mistake.

    So not only they censor without reason, but they even do NOT do their job as registrar.
    They think to be god in their internet domain, but they are not and soon will feel that this attitude is total maddness!!!
    Rob, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Olle Lundberg, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Patrick
  • Ryan Cain
  • Jeff Dodge
  • David Taylor
  • Jimmy James
  • Dale Poole
  • tim duckitt
  • bruce altamura
  • daniel berg
  • Neal Wells
  • Daniel Moelbaek
  • Daniel Noval
  • Peter Gintz
  • Austin Hagerman
  • Dustin Neray
  • Janos Beaumont
  • David Manzella
  • Josh
  • fernando farias
  • Chad Hord
  • Charlie
  • Duncan Townsend
  • Derek Nason
  • Lara
  • Adam Schmalhofer
  • BD
  • derek aitken
  • Christopher Torrgersen
  • Kevin Bauer
  • Keyvan Minoukadeh
  • paul dubson
  • Mike Thornton
  • Anttoanet Sar pong
  • Ari Lemmke
  • Isak Ström
  • Amos Diegel
  • Michelle Lundqvist
  • Robert F Carter
  • Alec Mocatta
  • 18 people who did not want to give their names, 7 of whom have done the pledge

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