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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by eviltomato, May 9, 2012.

  1. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    Dear Registrant,

    A domain name listing your email address has been placed on Registrar-Lock per litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

    Kinda freaking out here. Does this mean i will likely get a cease and desist? Or does this mean full blown case against me? ugh
     
  2. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    Dear Registrant,

    A domain name listing your email address has been placed on Registrar-Lock per litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
     
  3. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    *Edited again* - Ok... now I see what you were trying to post.

    Are you sure it came from GoDaddy and isn't fake? Why isn't it listing the domain? Why isn't it giving you more info, like who to contact at GoDaddy?

    Just seems VERY fishy to me...
     
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  4. ComputerEngineer

    ComputerEngineer Senior Member

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    Well i think you got a case against you because it seems like a court decision. DMCA does not requires court decision.
     
  5. LikeaSir

    LikeaSir Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Freaking out? Interested what you've done?
    It goes to show, anything questionable you're doing or something that is considered a copyrighted term in your URL, go with another URL provider where it's "easier" to cover your tracks.
     
  6. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    lesson learned.. dont cyber squat. Would have gladly given up the domain.. was a cybersquat on namecheap
     
  7. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Spoofed?
    More detail. Any legitimacy to the claim? Are you doing bad things with other people's words, lol...
    Call GoDaddy, maybe they will tell you.

    Does GoDaddy have all your real information?

    Maybe some evil blackhatter used your email address on a site he registered and used for criminal activity.
     
  8. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    No i was cybersquatting on namecheap.com. I assumed that i would get a cease and desist if they wanted the domain. Just deleted the rest of my cybersquats. Gah... just started a new job and finally have my career on track. Might all come crashing down. 3 kids.. wife, house.. ugh
     
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    You would have received a C&D letter a long time ago.
     
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  10. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    I think you might be alright, were your profiting off these sites or?

    It you weren't profiting off the sites or you weren't causing damage to the company (loss of profits) your squatting on, then most likely you will have no problem. Read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybersquatting
     
  11. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    Are you totally sure the mail is real, right?
     
  12. GETHITS.YOU50

    GETHITS.YOU50 BANNED BANNED

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    I am pretty sure go daddy will send you a letter in the mail and a email.they always do both...sounds like your competition is trying to scare you out of ranking your site.what was the email addy?
     
  13. amazonian raider

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    Fix'd ;) I was thinking the same thing...
     
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  14. EvilPlankton

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    Any chance the domain could be trademarked? I haven't seen that kind of "official" notification before.
     
  15. NetMarketer

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    GoDaddy sent you a letter for a domain you registered with NameCheap? That doesn't sound right. Did you check your panel to make sure the name is actually locked?

    If you need a hands-off, impartial kind of registrar in the future, I would suggest Gandi. They cost more but they're extremely customer friendly, don't like to get involved in disputes and if you register as an individual, you get free private whois.
     
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  16. jollymonsa

    jollymonsa Junior Member

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    Yet another bullsh!t "ACT". How about if you want to own a domain name, buy the domain name. Nanny state crap sucks, make the world fair for yourself.
     
  17. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    Naw i registered 2 domains with godaddy... that were typosquatted namecheap domains. I checked and yes those 2 domains are now locked. It put the scare in me and i deleted my other typosquatted domains. I just dont want a felony charge.
     
  18. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    already contacted my lawyer and i am hoping to settle this out of court
     
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    Since it's filed in U.S. District Court in the Cali, you should find your case in Google soon enough. Not sure if you used your real name and real information at the Registrar but most likely that is why you didn't get advance notice. California U.S. District Courts don't screw around. I know from experience. Whoever did this knows what they're doing and your local Attorney can try to squash it but unless you're in California he's out of their jurisdiction and they can force the issue in CA. They might let you off the hook or they might get the rest of your details and call you in for depositions and try to recover the legal fees you cost them.

    When messing with trademarks, which I don't recommend at all, always make sure there is some valid source of contact. You might have squashed this early on if you responded to first, second or third requests they sent. Now that they have it in a Federal Court they might want blood for the trouble you caused them.

    Good luck
     
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  20. siteking

    siteking Junior Member

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    What do i google to find your site?