JotForm.com Suspended (for 3 days in 2012)
by Aytekin Tank
February 15, 2012
As a part of an ongoing investigation about a content posted in our site, a US government agency has temporarily suspended our jotform.com domain. We are fully cooperating with them, but it is not possible to say when the domain would be unblocked.
To make sure your forms continue operating, please change your form URLs on your web site from jotform.com to jotform.net. Here is an example:
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
UPDATE: Many people on the comments assumed the content was posted by us. This can happen to any site that allows public to post content. SOPA may not have passed, but what happened shows that it is already being practiced. All they have to do is to ask Godaddy to take a site down. We have 2 millions user generated forms. It is not possible for us to manually review all forms. This can happen to any web site that allows user generated content.
UPDATE 2: If you need to change form URLs many pages on your site, here is guide on how to do search and replace on many files.
UPDATE 3: TheNextWeb has posted a story with more details.
UPDATE 4: We have moved our other domains to NameCheap and Hover.
UPDATE 5: Techdirt’s take on the domain suspension.
UPDATE 6: SUSPENSION LIFTED: As of Feb 16th 5pm EST, our domain stopped pointing to Godaddy suspension name servers, and seems to be pointing back at our correct domain name servers. We have not received any confirmation from Godaddy or Secret Service. We are hoping this would be the end of the suspension. It was a very difficult 2 days for us and for our customers.
Arstechnica, The Raw Story, CNET and Wired are now covering the suspension. Also, comments on Hacker News, Reddit and Slashdot have been very supportive. We appreciate that.