Namenative Offensive Domain Policy

Offensive Domain Policy

As a domain marketplace, Namenative does not wish to engage in selective censorship of domains people wish to buy and trade. However, Namenative is also a responsible global citizen and we have created a set of guidelines to determine whether the offensive nature of specific terms will be allowed placement in our domain database. Namenative reserves the right not to list domains that violate our Offensive Domain Policy.

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Offensive Material

Application of guidelines that have the potential of restricting free speech require careful judgment and consideration of a domain’s potential for substantial social, artistic or political value. Domain names that, in Namenative’s sole discretion, promote or praise hatred, violence, child pornography, racial or religious intolerance may not be listed for sale or parked with Namenative and will be removed once discovered by, or reported to Namenative without warning or notice to the domain owner. Users who continually attempt to list for sale or park domains in violation of this policy risk suspension or cancellation of their Namenative accounts. In addition, domains that promote organizations that endorse and/or encourage hatred, violence, child pornography, racial or religious intolerance may not be listed for sale or parked with Namenative. This includes, but is not limited to, domains promoting organizations such as the KKK, Nazis, neo-Nazis, or the Aryan nation.

Featured Listings

The Offensive Domain Policy is aggressively applied in relation to Namenative’s domain showcase service. Orders for domain showcases involving domains that violate this policy will not be processed and the sales price will be refunded. As a member of the global community with sites servicing many different countries, domain showcase orders will be reviewed in accordance with the community standards of the country where the listing will appear.

Why is this Policy Necessary?

Namenative is proud to offer our domain name services in over 20 languages and to domain owners in countries around the world. Namenative users come from a diverse international background and maintain different sensibilities. Namenative’s domain marketplace is strengthened by this diversity and we endeavor to create a trading environment free from offensive terms which lack any redeeming social, artistic or political value. Free speech is another global priority of Namenative and while we will not tolerate domains whose only purpose is to espouse hatred or violence, Namenative will never engage in selective censorship of domains that do not infringe upon on this narrowly tailored policy.

Reporting Domains that Violate the Offensive Domain Policy

Despite Namenative’s best efforts, it is impossible for Namenative to monitor and verify the millions of domains that are bought, sold and parked with Namenative every year. For this reason, we seek the help of our global community to report any domains you feel may run afoul of this policy. If you would like to report a domain that violates Namenative’s Offensive Domain Policy you can submit an email through our Contact us. Please include the domain in question and the date, time and location where you noticed the domain. Namenative will act expeditiously to review and remove and/or block, if necessary, all domains that violate this policy.

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