June 28th, 2004, 03:14 PM
ok i dont have or want an adult site
ive just noticed on hosting sites some say no warez cracks mp3 or adult sites allowed
now i can understand, warez cracks and possibly mp3 sites but why adult sites?
they arnt illegal so why do sites refuse to host them?
like i said i dont have or want an adult site it was just an observation i made and was wondering why
June 28th, 2004, 05:17 PM
Why not ask the hosting company?
June 28th, 2004, 05:22 PM
maybe the hosting company goes to the church on sunday...
June 28th, 2004, 05:37 PM
never thought about asking the hosting company
that might be an idea
but in the mean time if anyone does know feel free to tell me
June 28th, 2004, 08:27 PM
I think it just has to do with all the legalities involved, such as making sure models are over the age of 18, verifying the ages of visitors, etc...
I think it is easiest for them just to say "no" to all adult sites rather than have to take the blame for them. I don't think hosting companies want to act like mommies and daddies and make sure all their clients have legal stuff.
That's just my guess though, I really have no idea. I'd like to know, so keep us informed and stuff.
June 29th, 2004, 03:30 AM
Here in Holland this is not a problem...
A hosting provider is not responseble for the content from customers. Its more important for the image of the company. If you're trying to get big customers then it is possible that the "adult"-pages are barrier to get this guys
I know hosting company's that allow adult sites, they just do not take any responsibility for anything that goes on and their customer will take full responsibility for anything illegal, as long as there was some kind of contract or agreement or rules that the company made and made accessible to the public.
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I have more of an issue with a blanket no mp3 policy than adult content. My site has over 100 mp3 files, all legally distributed. It just comes down to bandwidth then, which everyone meters anyway.
Adult content is much more controversial.
Think about the poor host staff who would have to check every site for possibly illeagal mp3 and then check with the label to see if it is legal and then doing a massive pr operation to amke sure it doesn't ruin the companys reputaition. Then think how mcuh easier a blanket ban would be.
Well t35.com don't and they allow all file types.
July 19th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Adult sites are mainly picture posts, so naturally they use up a lot of bandwidth.