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Someone has copied my site on a misspelled domain - What do i do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lolseo, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Hi guys

    I was looking at analytics for my site yesterday and noticed a very small amount of referral traffic from a misspelled version of my domain.

    I clicked on the site and saw that it is an almost exact replica of my site.

    It is missing some widgets etc, but the content and site design has been copy and pasted. The site is almost an exact replica of my homepage. Even the links are pointing to my domain (not the misspelled one)

    It was only registered yesterday.

    The owner of the domain has whois protection, however i've contacted the registrar with details of it.

    I've also disavowed the domain.

    Anything else I can/should do?

    Thanks
     
  2. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    If they copied your site + content exactly, can't you get it taken down with DMCA?
     
  3. BuildMoreLinks

    BuildMoreLinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  4. tvm77

    tvm77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Isn't dcma just for protecting intellectual property, if your site don't have protected content is just a public site, I believe that the internet is free. give you the example of about site is just articles from other sites
     
  5. lilmasta

    lilmasta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    DMCA is the way to go , find the hosting company and sent them a email explaining everything .
     
  6. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    No..
    Yeah, you can read for free.
    But you can?t steal for free
     
  7. bermanHost

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    Your issue seems to be a case of Phishing. Hence, I suggest you to first find the IP address of the duplicate domain. You can easily find the IP address of the domain from online IP tracker sites. Try to find the whois details of the IP from which you will get the Data center details and you can notify the data center about the copied website. So that they can take necessary action.


    If nothing happens, you can also file DMCA complaint against the culprit website. You can file the complaint with the help of Google Webmaster tools. If they find that the other sites have copied your content, then Google will ban that site in the Google's search engine.
     
  8. Megha120

    Megha120 Junior Member

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    Why dont you just report that page and i think it will go down by google.
     
  9. SERPkiller

    SERPkiller Junior Member

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    Most of the web hosting companies nowadays have an "abuse" contact email that you can use to report this kind of fraud.
     
  10. neocolonialism

    neocolonialism Newbie

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    Yes do as suggested above and you will have id deindexed or at least suspended by the host. Disavowing doesn't work in such cases.
     
  11. I-marketer

    I-marketer Power Member

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    So where exactly is the problem? Is he stealing your traffic to sell his own products?
    I've seen affiliates make a copy of the sales page to promote vendor's product, but what's the purpose in your case?
     
  12. oneano

    oneano Registered Member

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    Unless it is making a serious impact on your business, it probably isnt worth perusing other than a DMCA request with google.
     
  13. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    Send his hosting a message/abuse. They will contact him. If nothings happens are 1-2 weeks, do it again. And then do it again, and again and again. Someday they will just close his account.
    That's how it worked for me with dreamhost.
     
  14. Ambitious12

    Ambitious12 Elite Member

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    You should go with UDRP complaint,
    May be that will work good for you. :)
     
  15. todman2112

    todman2112 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One route is with host, usually they react, if not DMCA.
     
  16. mecawi

    mecawi Regular Member

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    fight back, misspell his domain too