www.OptOutByDomain.com

Frequently Asked Questions by Email Marketers



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What is OptOutByDomain.com?
OptOutByDomain.com is the first and only legitimate web site that allows domain owners to opt out of email offers with all of their domain’s email addresses at once!

When a domain owner joins OptOutByDomain.com they will cease receiving email from many third party email marketers including those listed to the right. Only privately owned domains that retain control of all of their email addresses are eligible to join the OptOutByDomain.com database.


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How much does it cost to join OptOutByDomain.com?
OptOutByDomain.com membership is totally FREE for individual domain owners. A premium membership option is available for domain owners that do not wish to participate in the “Honeypot” email forwarding as well as domain owners that wish to register multiple domains with us.

We will ALWAYS maintain a FREE membership option for individual domain owners by shifting the cost burden of running this site to the email marketers themselves.


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Can any domain owner join OptOutByDomain.com?
No. Email providers that assign email accounts within their domains are not eligible. Domains like AOL.com, HotMail.com, EarthLink.net, Yahoo.com, etc are not allowed to join OptOutByDomain.com. Individual email account holders will need to get on a global Do Not Email (DNE) list. Membership in OptOutByDomain.com is reserverd for domain owners that retain ownership of all of their email addresses internally for their employees, family members or other internal uses.

Known spammers and their affiliates will also be banned from joining this list. Responsible Email Marketers that clean their lists with OptOutByDomain.com, however, are welcome with open arms as long as they have no open claims with SUEaSpammer.com and/or WebGuy.net. The email marketers that continue to clean their lists against the OptOutByDomain database each month are welcome to remain on the OptOutByDomain list as long as they wish.


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Can anyone add a domain to OptOutByDomain.com?
No. Only domain owners may add domains to OptOutByDomain.com. Joining OptOutByDomain.com requires verification by the domain owner. When a domain owner joins OptOutByDomain.com they are sent a confirmation email to an admin email address on record with the domain’s registrar. The domain owner must confirm their intentions by clicking a confirmation link in the email. If the confirmation link is not clicked, the domain will not be added to our list.

As stated above, ISPs and Email Portal domains that farm their email addresses out to end users are not permitted to join OptOutByDomain.com’s database.


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How do I know that domains like AOL.com, HotMail.com and other ISP and email portal domains won’t someday be allowed into the OptOutByDomain.com database?
We will not allow domains of this nature on the OptOutByDomain.com list either now or in the future.

We understand that email marketing is a huge industry. It is not the purpose of OptOutByDomain.com to totally stop the efforts of legitimate email marketers. OptOutByDomain.com was conceived to bring releif to the individual or company that owns its own domain and wishes to regain control of their inboxes.

Users of domains like AOL and HotMail can add their email addresses to a global opt out email address list whenever such list becomes available. This site has not been designed to be an opt out list for individuals.



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Doesn’t CAN-SPAM say you have to opt out an address, not an entire domain?
No. CAN-SPAM does not limit an opt out request to one address (See CAN-SPAM Act §§ 5[a](4)).

CAN-SPAM goes on to say...

SECTION 5. OTHER PROTECTIONS FOR USERS OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL.
(4) PROHIBITION OF TRANSMISSION OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL AFTER OBJECTION-
(A) IN GENERAL- If a recipient makes a request using a mechanism provided pursuant to paragraph (3) not to receive some or any commercial electronic mail messages from such sender, then it is unlawful--
(i) for the sender to initiate the transmission to the recipient, more than 10 business days after the receipt of such request, of a commercial electronic mail message that falls within the scope of the request;

(ii) for any person acting on behalf of the sender to initiate the transmission to the recipient, more than 10 business days after the receipt of such request, of a commercial electronic mail message with actual knowledge, or knowledge fairly implied on the basis of objective circumstances, that such message falls within the scope of the request;

(iii) for any person acting on behalf of the sender to assist in initiating the transmission to the recipient, through the provision or selection of addresses to which the message will be sent, of a commercial electronic mail message with actual knowledge, or knowledge fairly implied on the basis of objective circumstances, that such message would violate clause (i) or (ii); or

(iv) for the sender, or any other person who knows that the recipient has made such a request, to sell, lease, exchange, or otherwise transfer or release the electronic mail address of the recipient (including through any transaction or other transfer involving mailing lists bearing the electronic mail address of the recipient) for any purpose other than compliance with this Act or other provision of law.



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How do I clean my list?
basically you just need to figure out a way to purge (delete) all of the email addresses in your database(s) that match the domains on the list at OptOutByDomain.com.

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