Violating rights to third parties, unlawful and abusive activities are prohibited.
Domain Name abuses should not be tolerated and doMEn and its Registrars will take appropriate actions based upon such investigations when made by doMEn or in compliance with competent legal authority. Abusive practices include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Spam: The use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately, such as instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, social spam, and file sharing spam.
- Phishing: Posing as a legitimate company by defrauding an online account holder to provide sensitive, personal information such as user names, passwords, social security numbers, bank accounts, and credit card numbers.
- Pharming: The fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a bogus website that mimics the appearance of a legitimate one, in order to obtain personal information such as passwords, account numbers, etc.
- Willful distribution of malware: Willful distribution of malware: The dissemination of software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. Examples include, without limitation, computer viruses, worms, keyloggers, and trojan horses;
- Fast flux hosting: A DNS technique used by botnets to hide phishing and malware delivery sites behind an ever-changing network of compromised hosts acting as proxies. The basic idea behind Fast flux is to have numerous IP addresses associated with a single fully qualified domain name, where the IP addresses are swapped in and out with extremely high frequency, through changing DNS records.
- Botnet command and control: Botnets run on a domain name and are collections of compromised hosts that attackers remotely control for their own malicious purposes. After connecting, a bot-controlled host can be controlled by an attacker and commanded to conduct malicious actions such as sending spam, scanning the Internet for other potentially controllable hosts, or launching denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) attacks.
- Illegal Access to Other Computers or Networks: Illegally accessing computers, accounts, or via e-mail spam, instant messaging spam, mobile messaging spam, and the spamming of Web sites and Internet forums, phishing, pharming, willful distribution of malware, distribution of child pornography, and illegal access to other computers or networks.
- Distribution of child pornography: In addition to any other rights of doMEn, doMEn reserves the right to deny or cancel the registration, renewal, or transfer of any .Me domain name, or to place any .Me domain name on registry lock, hold, or similar status, with respect to any such domain name that doMEn, upon reasonable belief, deems is being used in a manner that facilitates abusive behavior, including the above.
Last Update: August 3, 2015