Channel or account terminations

If your channel or account is terminated, you may be unable to use, own, or create any other YouTube channels/accounts. When a channel is terminated, the channel owner gets an email explaining the reason for the termination.

Community Guidelines terminations

Reasons channels or accounts can be terminated:

  • Repeated violations of the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service across any form of content (like repeatedly posting abusive, hateful, and/or harassing videos or comments)
  • A single case of severe abuse (such as predatory behaviorspam, or pornography)
  • Channels or accounts dedicated to a policy violation (like hate speech, harassment, or impersonation)

If you believe that your channel/account was terminated by mistake, you can appeal using this form.

  • Don’t submit an appeal request more than once. Multiple requests increase the volume to review and cause delays in our response.
  • Fill out the form as completely as possible including your Channel ID. The more information you give us, the easier it will be to process your request.

Copyright terminations

If your channel was terminated due to copyright infringement claims and you think the claims are incorrect, you may file a counter notification. This process is still available for creators with terminated channels, but the counter notification webform will be inaccessible. You may submit a free-form counter notification.

For more information on the counter-notification process, visit the Copyright Center.

Note: Filing a counter notification begins a legal process.
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