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I have a website and forum in the UK. In the forum posters have been critical of an organization who have threatened defamation and my host is "shitting bricks" and is threatening take down the site though he hasn't passed on the allegations. My question is are there a list of web hosts that would host my site that is out with the reach of UK lawyers and the spiteful person who is pursuing me?
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Why dont you get a dedicated server with a colo provider. They will provision your server and you can pay monthly. All liablity for content should reside with you.

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It is a fishing forum that is critical about the Association's committee and they don't like it robbieredball.co.uk

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Why dont you get a dedicated server with a colo provider. They will provision your server and you can pay monthly. All liablity for content should reside with you.
I don't know what a colo provider is I would prefer a hosting company

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I am not sure who your host is, but the burden of proof on the lawyer to prove that the site should be taken down would generally require a court order. i don;t think you should have trouble finding a host that would allow your content on their servers. (At least until a formal legal action has been taken against the owner of the site.)

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Well, with a need like yours, I can't help but think of nearlyfreespeech.net. I also seem to recall that dreamhost was pretty firm about protecting a customer's right to express their opinions, unpopular as they may be (a neo-nazi site I think). I don't know of any actual list of hosts that specialize in controversial sites hosting.

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All liablity for content should reside with you.
I don't think that a dedicated server would necessarily be of much protection. The provider/data center can still be a wuss and cave in at the first threat of legal action.

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I am not sure who your host is, but the burden of proof on the lawyer to prove that the site should be taken down would generally require a court order. i don;t think you should have trouble finding a host that would allow your content on their servers. (At least until a formal legal action has been taken against the owner of the site.)
Web Wiz.co.uk I hope they stand firm because they are good hosts

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I don't know what a colo provider is I would prefer a hosting company
It would be a company that operates within a data center and could provide you secure space for your own server, power, and bandwidth. You could have it managed or manage it yourself

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Has anything formally been mailed to you?

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Do you want a web host still in the UK, or would you mind a US host?

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Honestly, your host shouldn't wuss out like he did. There is really no reason for it. Unless, of course, the content is not true, just libel.

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* libel

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Honestly, your host shouldn't wuss out like he did. There is really no reason for it. Unless, of course, the content is not true, just libel.
No it wasn't libel It seems like in the Uk if someone doesn't like what you say then they go to a lawyer - in this case he didn't use his own money - and the lawyer threatens action and the web host shits it and caves in

It is effectively blackmail I had just signed up with the company and have lost a year's money

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Do you want a web host still in the UK, or would you mind a US host?
Preferably uk but it might not be possible The action was taken under Scots law and it was transferred to English law without being raised in an English court Basically the company which hsa a good name crapped it

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I tried to visit your site and it looks like the site is down. If you can't find any UK host its better to host it outside the country at the least! better to have any host then down time

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