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How to find web hosting provider of copyright infringing site

  1. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Hi. Another one of my hubs has been copied verbatim with all the pictures, and I need help in determining the copyright infringing site's web hosting provider. (The site administrator has ignored my polite requests to have my article removed.) This is the reply I got from GoDaddy who I thought to be the site's hosting provider after doing a WHOIS search:

    "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 Help? I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Hi Susan, Kumusta, Did you file DMCA already?

  3. Susan Ng profile image92
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Hi, prettydarkhorse. Yes, I have. Sent it to GoDaddy and Google Adsense. GoDaddy tells me that although the site is registered through GoDaddy, they are not its web hosting provider so they have no control over the site's content. sad

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you sent DMCA already, then wait for two to three weeks, it will be fine.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you've already sent it to Adsense, be patient.  They're usually pretty good, but the result isn't instant!  It can take a week or two.

  4. ilmdamaily profile image64
    ilmdamailyposted 7 years ago

    OK, time to don the black hat...

    He's probably trying to sell something...so, follow it to the logical conclusion. He's probably got a paypal account somewhere in the equation.

    Make a (ahem "fraudulent") fraud report against his account. Paypal go f*cking nuts about this all the time. Having a paypal account locked is way too easy...

    Probably doesn't fix the problem, but at least you get some revenge?

    Black hat off now. Hope it helps!

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

      Haha! That's funny. But seriously, I believe that what goes around comes around so your "suggestion" is out of the question. Hehe. tongue

  5. SiddSingh profile image60
    SiddSinghposted 7 years ago

    Susan Ng,

    Use this URL -


    According to this tool, marketingbyraj.con is hosted by ThePlanet.com, and the IP address is

    Here is a link to the result of the query -


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

      Thanks for taking the time to help, but I think I'll just chill for now and let Adsense take care of it. smile