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how ro remove malicous domain/website

need help with an unpleasant website

7:25 pm on Jun 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One of my clients has had a malicious website put up under a common mispelling of their domain name in order to bad mouth their business.

I would be grateful to know what action can be taken to get this website taken down and/or the domain name stripped off the offender?

I am looking for all solutions but swift ones without long drawn out legal processes would be very much appreciated.

eg an easy way to persudae the hosting company to act swiftly or the doamin registrar to do something?

all brainstorming is welcome!

thanks in advance

8:10 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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is the other website telling blatent lies?

Or are they talking about perhaps a bad "intervention" with that company...

unless they are telling lies
(slander...and you have to prove the lies legally...)

I doubt you have any grounds...to go after them thru the ISP...

(look at all the sites that bash G and Y and M...)

I doubt very much if you can get their domain taken away...no matter what...

I'm no expert in legal matters..
(but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once....)


8:25 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm afraid there is only one principal solution - negotiate and buy that domain from the current owner.
8:26 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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More correctly.. Thankfully.. people are still allowed to protest in this manner..

If it is factual or fair comment or indeed out right aggresive, people are still allowed to make comment and share that with others...

I would suggest your clients spend the money on CRM rather than try and undermine a site they can do little about..

11:36 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Talk to a lawyer/solictor/barrister. The opinions expressed here are not proper legal guidance and should not be relied upon in forming your strategy or making decisions.

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