Properly Filling Out the DMCA Counter-Notice

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A proper counter-notice must contain the following elements:

1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.

2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the
material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

4. The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subscription (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

A counter-notice or other communication which does not include all of the above elements may prevent IONOS from releasing your account after the ten day waiting period.

We also have a fillable DMCA Counter Notice Form which you can download and return by fax at +1 (610) 560-1505 or attached to an email to