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How can I stop a domain name from infringing my rights

10:07 am on Jun 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There is a website that is an exact replica to one of our websites. With just a minor change in the domain name. Everything including logo, graphics, text, services, and complete design is copied from our website. We filed a DMCA with Google and got it completely deindexed. We reported to the web host and they canceled their hosting service.

However those people quickly moved their website to a new host 100gb.co We contacted but they did not reply at all. We also contacted sent an email to godaddy at their abuse[at ]godaddy dot com address but it has been more than 3 days and we havent heard back from them either.

We are worried that the only permenant resolution to this problem is to get the domain blocked so that they cant keep changing webhosts.

Since goDaddy is not responding, what other options to do we have?

Please note that we do not have a registered trademark. So in trademark violation complaint we can not refer to a trademark registration number.

Thanks in advance for all your kind replies.

[edited by: Webwork at 3:10 pm (utc) on Jun 10, 2012]
[edit reason] Tidying up by keep further id info out of the dialogue [/edit]

3:09 pm on June 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If you got the domain blocked what's the odds that the culprit would simply register another "nearly the same" domain?

I suspect that if you pursue the domain, as the solution, the bad actor will simply register another variant.

Either find a lawyer/solicitor to sue the culprit or keep filing your DMCA's.
4:55 pm on June 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@Webwork getting the domain blocked will get them to loose all Search engine visibility. We will be vigilante and improve our monitoring system and the next time they appear on the web we will get them deindexed before they could get any visibility.

Finding a lawyer would be an expansive task and we don't have the resources for that.

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