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Terms and rules

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this website ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted expresses the views of their author only.

This Service is only available to users at least 13. If you are younger than this, please do not register for this Service. If you register for this Service, you represent that you are this age or older.

Since users are expected to treat each other respectfully, please ensure you abide by the following rules.

  • You need to register if you want to use the forum. You can do this using the Register button in the top right of the top bar. Here, you can log in and register. After registration, you will receive an email and be asked to confirm the registration of your profile.
  • Making multiple forum accounts or using someone else's account is prohibited. You are only allowed to have and use a single forum account.
  • Member's display names/usernames cannot be email addresses or domain names.
  • Register at the forum with a valid email address; not doing so will result in you being unable to activate your account. Inactive accounts will eventually be deleted.
  • If your membership is canceled, you may not re-register under another name.
Posting Tips

Please read it carefully and follow these rules. If the forum rule is broken, you shall be warned/infracted/banned, and your post or options may be modified/removed.

The most important rule we have on NetHostingTalk is respect. Do not do anything which may disrespect or offend another member of the forums in any way.

Please remember that you are interacting with other people. Like you, they are participating in the discussions voluntarily. So, please remain polite and exercise patience!

All posts must be written in English.

Search first: Before starting a new thread on a topic that may have been discussed before, browse or search the forums to see if there is already a thread on that topic. Your question may have already been addressed, so you won't have to wait for an answer.

Posting: You can make a post using either the Post Reply button or the Quote button. Use Quote when replying to a specific previous post. Otherwise, use Post Reply.

On-topic: Keep your posts relevant to the thread's topic. If you have a different topic to discuss, start a new thread in the appropriate forum.

Double-posting: Choose the most appropriate forum when starting a thread. If you have a choice, pick one forum, and do not start the same thread more than once. We routinely remove duplicate threads.

Thread titles: When starting a thread, use a topic that indicates the specific subject. This helps members know if the thread is interesting and is especially important when other members search the forums by thread title. If you choose a poor title for your thread, the administrators may rename it.

Free speech: The rules are not designed to censor opinions or promote the views of the site owners. However, remember that you are a guest on a private website, so we reserve the right to remove content that interferes with the site's goals.

Help others: Once you learn a certain answer or have gained expertise in a certain topic in a discussion, please consider taking a moment to help someone on the Forum.

Appreciate help: If you find a post helpful, please consider liking it by hitting the “Like” button.

The rules and you: You are responsible for all your posts, and nobody else's. If somebody else breaks the rules, that does not permit you to do the same or to respond in kind. Instead, alert an administrator.


Unwanted advertising and messages with promotional links (spam) are problematic for every forum system. Most spam is created by "bots," automated software created for this unscrupulous purpose.

If you see spam, please report it to us. We remove spam regularly to keep the forums free of spammers. Please do not post in spam threads.

Reporting Violations

If you observe a thread or post that violates the rules or think that another member is habitually causing problems, please do the following:

  • Click the Report button next to a forum post to send a Report Message to the administrators.
  • Fill in the message box explaining the problem.
  • Click the Report button. Your Report Messages will be sent privately to the administrators.
  • Refrain from posting in response to a post that violates rules. Let the administrators resolve the problem. That's their job.
  • You will not receive a reply when you send a Report Message.
Advertising & Promotion
  • Advertising and promotion are permitted in Marketplace ONLY.
Marketplace Rules
  • Premium Membership is required to post in the offer section.
  • Users can only create one sales thread per offer section. You can Edit/update your sales thread anytime.
  • To post an offer for your hosting company, your profile email address must match the company for which you post offers.
  • Do not use all caps or special characters/emojis within your title.
  • Hosting offers must be on the specific subject of each particular forum.
  • Contact details should be at the end of the offer thread.
  • We will remove any advertising we deem misleading, illegal, or fraudulent.
  • Premium members can bump their sales thread every three days.
Premium Membership
  • There is no refund policy.
  • You are solely responsible for every activity.
  • Becoming a premium member does not make you immune to the rules and regulations of these forums.
  • If you abuse your special privileges, your premium membership may be revoked, and you will not receive a refund.
Signature Guideline
  • To reduce spam on the site, you cannot add a signature to your account until you have a Premium Membership. Signatures are limited to 3 lines or 300 characters, whichever comes first. If your signature is larger than the allotted size given or deemed unacceptable, you will be requested to adjust your signature. Failure to comply will result in the removal of your signature.
Buyer Beware!
  • We are irresponsible for advertisers who post on this forum. Advertisers are responsible for their actions. Advertising is expected to follow the same guidelines as posts.

At NetHostingTalk, our rules are something we take seriously, and if you break them, there will be consequences. These will range anywhere from a friendly PM from a Moderator, Manager, or Admin reminding you of the rules to a warning and possibly a ban from the forums, depending on the severity of the rule broken and how many previous offenses you have had. If you have questions about the rules, please get in touch with the admin or one of our lovely Moderators.

Our staff members may communicate with you through forum PMs. Normally, if a staff member PMs you, it is important, so please read the PMs you receive from them and, if necessary, reply to them.

We use the built-in warning system for all rule-breaking. The first time you break a specific rule, you will be given 0 points, and all times after, you will be given 1 point. If, however, the rule broken is more severe, we may issue 5 points immediately.

  • 0 points - Just a heads up that you broke a rule. It is also used for documentation purposes.
  • 1-2 points - Simple warnings to help you remember our rules.
  • 3 points - All posts will be hidden until a moderator approves your content. This lasts for 14 days.
  • 4 points - You cannot create new content for 14 days. For the following 16 days, all of your posts will be hidden until a moderator approves your content.
  • 5 points - You will be permanently banned from the forums.

All points expire 30 days after earning them, but the offenses will remain on record.

The administration reserves the right to make decisions that deviate from these rules or are not justified anywhere in the rules. We also reserve the right to change these rules without explaining the reasons or a special announcement. Users who breach these rules may be issued a warning and penalized with a temporary or permanent account blocking.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms.

We wish you a pleasant stay and look forward to your contributions!

Best regards,

The NetHostingTalk Team