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My host forwarded an abuse email - what to do?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by karupoiss, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    Hey!

    I have a site in fake cheats niche. I have been running this site for over a year or even more but now my host forwarded this email:

    What will I do? It was a nice site that brought me around $100/month passively. How to know that this complaint is even from the real developers and not some competitor? Should I close the site or transfer to another host?

    Thanks!
     
  2. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    It says you're phishing. Are you phishing?

    If you're using their logos and name, you're screwed.
     
  3. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    Well, the game name is in my domain name but there are other words also there. I do use their game logo on the site. I am not though pretending to be the developer or stealing any account info or some s*it. It's your run of the mill PPD niche site.
     
  4. karupoiss

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    Hey! Up this thread. What will I do? I must answer to the host in 3 hours.
     
  5. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    I told you. You're screwed. If you're using their trademark and phishing, it's lights out. They can seize the domain too if you piss them off and you're using their trademarked name.
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

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    It is just your host and not your registrar, right?

    I'd move the hosting for starters as this was sent to your host and not to you.

    Then I'd milk it until they contact you, or their lawyer actually, and just get what you can while you can.

    I've lost a bunch of domains due to copy write and trademark infringement, all from big boy companies, and all they end up doing is taking the domain but I always waited until they sent me a letter (s) from their lawyers.
     
  7. karupoiss

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    Thanks!

    I will move the content to a new hosting (a free one maybe). If they shut me down then they will shut me down.