Purity Names Take Down Procedure

Purity Names was founded to give people the opportunity to do business with a company that respects their morals and ideals. As the only domain name registrar who refuses to profit from pornography, Purity Names has to take measures to ensure that our customers adhere to our policies.

Before you are able to register a name or buy webhosting from us, each customer must acknowledge that they adhere to our terms of service. Unlike our competitors, our terms of service are unique in this industry. Specifically:

You may not register any domain name and/or use any of the registrar’s services for any of your domain names to operate or otherwise link to, present or otherwise refer to, any content and/or website containing the following types of content: pornography, including but not limited any communication, picture, image, graphic image file, article, recording, writing, or other matter of any kind that is obscene or that the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find is designed to appeal to, or is designed to pander to, the prurient interest; depicts, describes, or represents, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, an actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual act, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals or post-pubescent female breast; and taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
To do business with Purity Names, you have to agree that the domain names you purchase and the websites you host with us will not be used to display, host or distribute pornographic materials. If that’s something you want to do with your websites, go do it with another company. We do not want your business.
Upon discovery that your website violates the Purity Names terms of service, we will immediately redirect your site to a place holder page notifying people that the site is in violation of our terms of service agreement. The website will be redirected to this violation page until you transfer your domain to another registrar and your hosting to another company. There are no second chances. If you violate our terms of service, we don’t want your business.

We also want our customers to become part of the Purity Community and help us enforce out our policies by following The Purity Code of Conduct, and declaring the following:
  1. I will not register a domain name that is pornographic in nature nor will my domain be used for a website that distributes such material.
  2. I will help ensure that other members of the Purity Community also abide by this code by reporting any violations to Purity Names so they can be remedied.
  3. I understand that a violation of the terms of service will result in my domain and/or website being shut-down.

Because of our unique terms of service, we don’t expect very many people to use our services for pornography. If you suspect that a domain that is registered with us or a website that we host is engaged in pornographic activity, we want to know about it, because we do not want to be doing business with those people. Click here to report abusive sites.