My hub has been copied and he indirectly refused to remove it.

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  1. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Help! I need some advice. Another one of my hubs has been copied verbatim with all the pictures, and the one who copied it indirectly refused to remove it.

    Three days ago I left a comment on his site politely asking him to remove my article but got no response for two days. This prompted me to file a DMCA copyright infringement notice to Google Adsense since there are Google ads on his site. I left another comment telling him this.

    Today I checked back on the site and found that he deleted my two comments but did not remove my article. I cannot find any Flag or Report Abuse features on his site. What do I do now? sad

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      ankigarg87posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Go to that hub and flag by giving the reason of copy content of my hub and give link of your hub. You can also write this to teal@hubpges.com and also give your hub link

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This information is not helpful. It is not HubPages' responsibility to help resolve problems with hubs that have been copied elsewhere. The OP handled the issue correctly.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    See if you can find out who is hosting the site, then file a DMCA with them. You may be able to find this by doing a WHOIS search for the domain name in question.

  3. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the prompt reply. But how do I do a WHOIS search? yikes

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago
  5. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Thanks. This is what came up. Which field will tell me who's hosting his site? yikes

    WHOIS information for marketingbyraj.com :

    [Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
    [whois.verisign-grs.com]

    Whois Server Version 2.0

    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.

       Domain Name: MARKETINGBYRAJ.COM
       Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
       Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
       Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
       Name Server: NS409.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
       Name Server: NS410.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
       Status: clientDeleteProhibited
       Status: clientRenewProhibited
       Status: clientTransferProhibited
       Status: clientUpdateProhibited
       Updated Date: 10-sep-2009
       Creation Date: 10-sep-2009
       Expiration Date: 10-sep-2011

    <<

    NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
    registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
    currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
    date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
    registrar.  Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
    view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

    TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
    database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
    automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
    modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
    Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
    information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
    about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
    guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
    by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
    for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
    to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
    unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
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    The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Probably Godaddy.com, which is the registrar.

    Try running the offending website URL through this service as well:

    http://www.whoishostingthis.com

  7. almurray profile image72
    almurrayposted 7 years ago

    This site is hosted by GoDaddy.com

  8. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    All right. Thanks, Website Examiner and almurray. Now I go to GoDaddy.com.

  9. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    I've already emailed a DMCA copyright infringement notice to GoDaddy.com. I hope they take action promptly. Again, thank you very much for your help, Website Examiner and almurray. smile

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Good luck to you! At least that is a major hosting provider.

  11. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Okay, now I need help in determining the infringing site's web hosting provider. yikes This is the reply I got from GoDaddy:

    "Although the domain name MARKETINGBYRAJ.COM is registered through GoDaddy, the website itself (which is separate from the domain name registration) is hosted elsewhere and we have no control over the website or its content. Any issues regarding the content of the website will either need to be addressed directly to the owner of the site or to the web hosting provider (who should be in a position to assist you with your concerns).

    To determine who the web hosting provider is, you can use a publicly-available tool like http://www.kloth.net/services/nslookup.php. This tool will give you the resolving IP address which can then be compared to ARIN.net's (http://www.arin.net) IP allocation database. This will give you the relevant information for the true hosting provider."

    I don't know how to do what's suggested in the second paragraph. sad

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Susan, please calm down, there's no need to start so many different threads about this!

      First, are you sure the website owner deleted your comments?  The site may be set up so your comments have to be approved before they appear.  How much time did you give him to respond?  Do you know what time zone he's in?

      If you've given him two or three days to get back to you, then it's time to report him to Adsense.  You do that by clicking on the small "Google" logo on any of his ads.  Once again, you won't get a quick response - Google's staff have lots to do besides attending to one person's complaint.  So give them a week or so before you waste your time taking things further.

      I wouldn't worry about chasing up with GoDaddy until you've given Adsense time.

  12. WHoArtNow profile image83
    WHoArtNowposted 7 years ago

    It's horrible when this happens but sadly it happens a lot!

    Have you emailed a DMCA take down notice to the domain server? My Whois came up with a domain server for websitewelcome.com and you can email them at abuse@websitewelcome.com.

    Hope this helps.

    Andre

    1. Susan Ng profile image92
      Susan Ngposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If domain server and web hosting provider are the same thing, then I have not sent a DMCA notice to them because I don't know who they are. tongue Anyway, thank you for taking the time to help, but I think I'll just relax and give Adsense some time to act on my email for now. Hehe. smile

    2. Susan Ng profile image92
      Susan Ngposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't help but email websitewelcome.com the other night and you were right. They are the site's hosting provider. They emailed me back saying that their client has removed my article and indeed it has been. They responded in two days. Thank you for leading me to the right direction, Andre. smile

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You did a fine job!

  13. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Hi, Marisa. I am calm, you know. I just tend to be obsessive-compulsive and very thorough. Hehe. tongue About the comments, I concluded that my first two were deleted since they were there for a couple of days before they disappeared. I left two new comments last night and I can still see them there now.

    It's been four days. The previous sites that have copied my hubs removed them within two days after my asking. But if you're saying that it's normal for it to go on this long, then I'll ease up on the pressure I'm applying to the infringer. I did already report the site to Adsense a couple of days ago. smile

    Thanks for all your advice, guys. I appreciate it. smile

  14. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Website Examiner. smile

 
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