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Someone cloned my Website(100%) !!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by simply, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. simply

    simply Junior Member

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    Hi all ,
    Few days ago , i have launched a new website (Wordpress + amazon product). Today i was checking Google webmaster tools and found that there is one "backlink". As my this site is very new and did not any offline seo yet , for curiosity i have followed the link. And i was astonished that , the link is coming from my very website clone. Clone means clone 100%, just with a new domain name . The affi links remain same(mine). everything is same.
    WTF !
    And how come Google indexed a clone site.
    Does anyone have any idea, what is going on?
    If someone kindly put some suggestion about my next steps , will be really grateful.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. littlewebdragon

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    That might be a hosting issue or something... How someone could have known that it was cloned so far?

    Try to find out if you are hosted on same shared hosting, if yes that might be a hosting issue, contact your hosting provider and explain what happened.

    On their end website what cloned yours it might be just that owner of that website had SAME IP as yours and pointed to same name servers as yours and then when he deleted his website from HIS hosting and left name servers unchanged on whatever domain name registrar he was using...

    That's what happened. :)
     
  3. simply

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    That's a possibility. I'm checking that. Thanks man for pointing the issue.
     
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    This happens all the time and it's funny when I see that some site linked back to my site, I go check and voila- guy copy-pasted (cloned as you say) entire article with pics and links (linking to some pages of my site). Now, I haven't got this kind of cases as you did but I bet this is not a hosting issue.
     
  5. HatIsBlack

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    If that is what happend they must have a very strange webserver setup. As far as i know all webservers need something that Points a domain to a physical folder. One version is they use curl and get your site to show as local. Rearanges some links if they want. You can copy almost any site like that.
     
  6. dabuti77

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    I'm with littledragon, it's an old domain pointing to the same ip. Try contacting the owner. Also you can add some lines in your htaccess blocking this domain, you can find them in G.
     
  7. littlewebdragon

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    Well all that I know is that it happened to me few years back and boy I was surprised... :)

    I'm not hosting expert or anything like that, I just know that it happened and that it was resolved in minutes after I reported it to hosting provider. Just situation was slightly different, domain was mine and someone others content (adult website)... LOL

    My domain name was resolving to some xyxyxyx website after I've deleted it from my hosting panel but kept name servers pointing to my hosting provider (instead of changing them to parking or something like that)...

    So I just thought that it might be an issue with this situation...
     
  8. simply

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    I think it is my hosting as said webdragon. Both domain containing the same IP. Right now talking with hosting support guy. Lets see.
     
  9. dabuti77

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    It's happening right now in a client website. I didn't know it was possible, but yes, you can have any website under your domain... Just point to their ip And voila...
     
  10. Furious George

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    do a dmca takedown
     
  11. dabuti77

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    And my hosting said that there's nothing you can do, except contacting the other owner or move your domain to another ip. I want to know what your provider says...
     
  12. simply

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    It would be really great if others domain under mine site . Something like eBay.com showing my products :).
     
  13. Furious George

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    there is nothing YOUR hosting company can do

    do a dmca takedown
     
  14. simply

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    still checking. But if the both domain in same hosting server, i think they can easily fix it .
     
  15. Furious George

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    the odds of it being on the same server are quite low

    FILE A DMCA TAKEDOWN WITH THE HOSTING COMPANY THAT HAS THE CLONED WEBSITE.
     
  16. Volation

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    wow, this was very interesting....

    ~Volation
     
  17. simply

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    Thanks george , as soon as my hosting clarify , will do .
     
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    Oh the irony. "Nothing ... can do" and "dmca takedown" in the same post.

    Maybe it's your web host copying your site? They see potential, they think, hmmm, hehehe lets steal his site. lol
     
  19. dabuti77

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    Yes, if they are in same registrant maybe.

    It was amazing to see 'bookingdotcom' content under my subdomain when the hosting guys was trying to show me that this was possible.
     
  20. simply

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    With all respect Sir, please read the reply and follow ups. It was a reply of litllewebdragon's comment that , the problem may occured from my hosting site as the both site containing the same IP.
    Thanks