website hosting - that darned nudity clause

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  1. Jarred McCaffrey

    Jarred McCaffrey Member

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    I'm looking for a host for my website, but it seems that a lot of the popular shared hosts have usage policies that forbid nudity of any form, artistic or otherwise. That would tie my hands in a way I want to avoid.

    Can anyone recommend a hosting service that allows nudity in the context of art? What are you using?

    I know this question is close to the d-word, but with it being standard practice lately for photographers and artists to hang their shingles out on the web, this seemed a pretty apt marketing question that many of us will have to deal with.
     
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    try hostsave.com
     
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    How about sponsoring APUG's web hosting site? I saw the add for it somewhere on these pages...
     
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    I am pretty sure that Sean is okay with this on APUGHOSTING.ORG. I have a couple of accounts there and the price is okay, plus the money helps support APUG. If your site is too big for that, I have also used realwebhost.net and been happy. If you sign up for realwebhost, go to APUGHOSTING.ORG and click the link there, that way APUG gets a kickback.
     
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    We also allow nudity in the art sense with my hosting service. Besides doing screens, we also own a webhosting and design company, if Seans service does not work for you.

    Dave Parker
    Satin Snow Ground Glass

    Flathead Valley Web Works
    www.flatheadvalley.com
     
  6. Jarred McCaffrey

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    Just checking out RealWebHost - they also have the dreaded nudity clause. Maybe Sean is getting away with it since he is renting an entire server.

    I really wonder how many of these "no nudity" clauses are strictly enforced and how many are just there as a bit of CYA so that it's easy to shut down a site that gets out of hand.
     
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    If they have it in their terms of agreement and someone complains, they do enforce it, they have to because of the COPA laws in the US, as a photographers as well as a big game hunter, that is why I got my own servers, that way I don't have to deal with it and can set my terms of agreement, its not a law you want to mess with, I have seen many not only get websites shut down, but have been subject to prosucution because of it..If I was you, I would email Sean and ask him about the policies in force that he may or may not be constrained by.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks for the help. I decided to start with Sean's service and go from there. When the site grows too large, I'll look at the issue again.
     
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    apughosting.org

    5.00 a month

    register your url @ godaddy.com

    8.95 for the first year

    1 year commitment = 13.95 up front and 5 mo thereafter for a grand total of 68.95.

    I have put 5 url's up APUG's server and plan on a sixth shortly.