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No contact information available. What to do?

Site very much alike with hidden contact info

     
4:31 pm on Aug 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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A competitor has a "Very similar" site and we want to contact them. Whois information throws

Registrant conatct:
Name: Domain Name Privacy Protection
Company: Domain Name Privacy Protection
Email: bla@traxhost.com

Alexa says: No contact information available

They registered 3 domains same way.

What to do to find out who is?

5:09 pm on Aug 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You may be able to use tracert to determine the hosting company. If that works you can deal with the host.
5:10 pm on Aug 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The host is not problem but legally is more effective to locate the person who owns the domain.
5:16 pm on Aug 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The host knows who is operating the domain.
6:57 pm on Aug 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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...they have no customer-standard 'Contact Us' information on their site?
11:48 am on Aug 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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They just put a phone who doesn't answer, a chat always offline, no phisical address. Unfortunatelly the host is not always cooperating in giving out information about their costumers.
9:32 pm on Aug 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You should be able to do a reverse lookup on the phone number.
2:28 pm on Aug 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The registrar refuses to give out any information about the person, because he/she choosen to be anonimous...
Phone number is a scam too. Is a digital line ip phone, not attached to any phisical address.
They also copied most of content and changed it a little bit.

They use parking domain to point they main domain ie examle.cl is the same than example.com when you type it in browser.

3:56 am on Aug 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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They also copied most of content and changed it a little bit.

So long as you can document this adequately, then you can DMCA Google and/or the host. A DMCA with the host should get pretty quick action.

4:48 am on Aug 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Its really problematic. You must go for a legal advice regarding this.