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Protecting a Domain Name


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#1 DnDer

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:38 PM

Need some advice and how-tos, please.

I have my site that someone is copying, but they spell the domain differently. How do I get control of this potential phisher of people who think they're on me site?

Example:
www.mynuwebsite.com <--me
www.mynewwebsite.com <--copycat

Most of the FAQs I've found on the net talk about identifying these kinds of things so that you're not going to someone's fake site. I'm still looking for one that tells me what kind of legal action I can/need to take as the owner of a site that's been copied.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

There is no way to prevent what you are asking. You would have to buy all permutations of the domain in order to prevent copy catting.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

Okay. I thought there were laws someplace about prevention/remediation of cyber-squatters like this.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

Nope there are no laws out there. I could go and get www.my-nu-website.com for 10 bucks right now if it existed.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

Hi

If they are copying your content that you hold copyright to and their webhost is in the USA then you can file a DMCA takedown notice with their webhost.
Here is some information on the procedure...
http://brainz.org/dmca-takedown-101/

James




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