Complete-Host Legal Disclaimer & FAQs


We are a website hosting company. We host the websites of our customers.  Just because we host a website does by no means indicate that we agree with anything appearing on said hosted websites.

If you have an issue with something on a website published by one of our customers then we suggest you address the publisher regarding the issue, not us.


"I don't like what your customer is writing - I'm going to sue you!"
As the host of thousands of web sites and as a company residing in a rather litigious country, we receive this threat pretty often (so often that it has long since stopped being "scary"). Why? A cursory glance at the law will show that online service providers such as Complete-Host are not liable for the speech of their customers' web sites.

This is for good reason - web hosts are unable to judge the veracity of their customers' speech, nor are they the ones actually engaging in that speech. Were the law structured differently, web hosts may very well shy away from hosting important (but controversial and disliked by somebody!) sites - even those who are ethically in the right.

The legal reasoning for this is as follows: The Communications Decency Act enacted by Congress in 1996 specifically grants legal immunity to online service providers for the content of their customers' web sites ("No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider"). This law has since been upheld in a number of federal and state cases, including Blumenthal v. Drudge, Zeran v. America Online, Inc., Scheider v., Inc, Jane Doe v. America Online, Inc. and Barrett v. Fonorow.

For this reason, we ask that you address your concerns directly with the creator of the content you are concerned about.


"Do you allow adult content websites?"

Simply put, NO. We do not allow ANY adult oriented material websites on our servers. Additionally, we do not allow file sharing or storage sites, pharmacy sites (unless you are a licensed pharmacy and proof will be required), ANY kind of scam or get rich schemes, streaming sites of any kind, warez or torrent sites. We reserve the right to remove any site for any reason without notice.


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