Rights-holders obviously don't like the idea that the infringing material just sits there being distributed to anyone that wants it while all the legal ducks are lined up for filing suit and petitioning a judge to issue the injunction.
> If I was to claim Microsoft infringed my copyright, would they take microsoft.com offline for 10 days?
The big players obviously have the rules bent for them, especially since they have large legal teams. I assume that if you have a large, highly-paid legal team, your hosting provider might also let you leave your content up with the understanding that your legal team will help them out if the DMCA-notice-issuer comes a-knockin'. Either that, or they make enough money off of your account to warrant paying legal fees to defend themselves in order to keep you as a happy customer.
In your example, Microsoft would probably just remove the offending material, then rush the court documents to get a suit underway so that a judge could issue a ruling allowing them to distribute it while the matter was decided.
They should be using http://prq.se, the same company that hosts TPB & wikileaks.
Edit: This post is perhaps ill-informed. Network Solutions is 4chan's registrar so they can't be that bad.
4chan is scarier than The Man is scarier than [everyone else]
Most interesting bit:
Network Solutions placed a legal lock on the domain (also mentioned in article above.)
The internet needs a better naming system, one under which removal of an established name cannot happen.
Because it is distributed: both physically/geographically in where the machines are sited and the use of anycast at the root, and architecturally/conceptually in the way responsibility for zones is hierarchically delegated (aka "distributed") to sub-root-level servers which are authoritative for their subdomain of the namespace.
Furthermore, the CALEA requires ISPs to coperate with "LAW Enforcement" of which Microsoft is NOT. What Law enforcement agency told network solutions to block the domain?
If he believes himself that copyright is not intended to protect this type of material, why doesn't he file a DMCA counter notice so that Network Solutions is prevented from taking down his site?
No host is going to put themselves on the hook for some customer's infringement by ignoring the safe harbor rules, regardless of noble intent of the infringer.
> My Counter Notification is attached.
> [Scanned] February 24, 2010 By email and fax to 703-668-5959