GoDaddy brings down Brownbook for 2 days

Apologies loyal users of Brownbook. We suffered a 2 day outage because GoDaddy (who host the DNS, not the site) removed our DNS therefore making the site inaccessible. There was no warning, totally outrageous behaviour! We are obviously removing our account from GoDaddy. Here is the email we received:

Discussion Notes
Support Staff Response
Dear Marc Lyne,

We are writing to inform you that we have received a complaint alleging that copyright infringement is taking place on BROWNBOOK.NET. It appears that the website found on this domain contains material being copied, reproduced, or otherwise displayed without the consent of the owner/copyright holder.

Infringing on the copyrights of others is a violation of the Go Daddy Domain Name Registration Agreement ( We have attached the original notification we received on this matter to help you identify the problem.

This notification was submitted pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Go Daddy’s Copyright and Trademark Infringement Policy. Please review Go Daddy’s Copyright Policy found at

In accordance to this policy, as well as your registration agreement, we have suspended domain until this matter can be resolved, or you submit a complete Counter Notification as described in the Copyright section of the policy. You have 10 days to send a complete Counter Notification in accordance with the policy.

In accordance with this policy, as well as your hosting agreement, we have suspended this hosting account until this matter can be resolved, or until you submit a complete counter notification as described in the policy. You have 10 days to send a complete counter notification, if you wish to do so.

As a web hosting provider, it is not our position to act as the arbiter of intellectual property disputes or to judge who is right or wrong in a claim of infringement. We are a neutral party in this matter and at no point in this matter will we attempt to determine who, if anyone, is right or wrong. Please understand that we are not a court, nor do we have the ability or jurisdiction to determine potential fault in this case. As a result, with the exception of the above-mentioned counter notification, there is no need to send further dispute claims on this matter.

A list of the specific portions of your site in question is included below. For detailed questions, you will need to contact the Complainant at the address listed below.

Description of the Infringement(s)




In order to resolve this situation and re-activate your site, you have 2 options.

Option 1. Remove the content in question.

In order to reactivate the site in question we will need you to provide the following information in a single email response:

A. An electronic signature. (This can be a scanned copy of your physical signature, or as simple as typing your full name.)
B. Identification of the material in question.
C. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the domain will not forward, in any way, to any services that could be considered to be in violation of any existing copyrights and/or trademarks, or that in any way violates GoDaddys Terms of Service.

Option 2: Submit a complete counter notification regarding the works in question in accordance with our Copyright Infringement policy.

You will need to reply via email and include all of the following elements:

A. An electronic signature. (This can be a scanned copy of your physical signature, or as simple as typing your full name.)
B. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
C. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
D. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district of Arizona, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Go Daddy may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the Complaining Party or an agent of such Party.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Thank you,

Copyright Department


—– Original Complaint —–

My image ( I’m the copyright holder) here:

is used without my permission here:

I believe is hosted by GoDaddy.

I believe in good faith belief that use of the material in the manner
complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or
the law.

The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of
perjury, that the Complaining Party is the owner, or is authorized to
act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly

Please remove the image file from your servers.

Thank you
Signed James F Harrington

James F xxxxxxxxx



Jim Harrixxxxxx

xxx-xxx-xxx (mobile)

http://www.harrinxxxxxxxxx (print sales)

If you need further assistance with this matter, please reply to this email and reference [Incident ID: 12290646].

Copyright Claims

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