Identity theft at my old URL! Help!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by eclipse, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    Location:
    Sydney
    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm the original author of a peak oil activist site http://eclipsenow.org and I need some help. Years ago, due to burnout issues, I let my url ownership of http://eclipsenow.org expire.

    A cyber-squatter took over. They made it pink! (eewww!) It was an ugly pink blog, and I don't think it attracted many hits.

    But now they've put it back to the way I originally wrote it. They are posing as me! Worse than just using my website material and writing, they are posing as me. They have left my very personal story about my son's cancer up there.

    I'm now reconsidering how much personal information I just blurt out onto the net, and have also changed my views on the energy crisis somewhat.

    Any advice on how to contact the current owner of http://eclipsenow.org and request them to write their own material? Or even sell the URL back to me?

    Any advice on the legal issues or international URL organisations I can appeal to? I'd like the url back, but if that isn't possible, I'd at least like them to remove my work and my FAMILY STORIES that are up on that site.

    Cheers.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    Maybe this can help:

    Code:
    Domain ID:D160550709-LROR
    Domain Name:ECLIPSENOW.ORG
    Created On:31-Oct-2010 14:30:29 UTC
    Last Updated On:03-Nov-2010 22:02:29 UTC
    Expiration Date:31-Oct-2011 14:30:29 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Domainhysteria.com LLC (R1497-LROR)
    Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
    Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:1179_1890995
    [B]Registrant Name:Moody Cow Inc
    Registrant Organization:Moody Cow Inc
    Registrant Street1:15844 New Ave[/B]
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    [B]Registrant City:Lemont
    Registrant State/Province:IL
    Registrant Postal Code:60439
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.6302051924[/B]
    Registrant Phone Ext.:
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    [B]Registrant Email:woj@wojfun.com[/B]
    Admin ID:1179_1890995
    [B]Admin Name:Moody Cow Inc
    Admin Organization:Moody Cow Inc
    Admin Street1:15844 New Ave[/B]
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    Admin State/Province:IL
    Admin Postal Code:60439
    Admin Country:US
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    [B]Tech Name:Moody Cow Inc
    Tech Organization:Moody Cow Inc
    Tech Street1:15844 New Ave[/B]
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    [B]Tech City:Lemont
    Tech State/Province:IL
    Tech Postal Code:60439
    Tech Country:US[/B]
    [B]Tech Phone:+1.6302051924[/B]
    Tech Phone Ext.:
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    [B]Tech Email:woj@wojfun.com[/B]
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  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

    ChicoWeb

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    Location:
    California
    #3
    You may want to send him a cease and desist for the content, but there is nothing you can do about the URL really. You shouldn't have let it expire.
     

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