Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But when it’s your website that got just copied, you don’t really get flattered but mad, angry and frustrated!
It’s definitely a bummer when you have labored and put in so much effort creating original texts, taking original photos and coding an original website which is your pride and honor and then only to realize that someone had stolen and copied all your work and put it on their very own website.
This happened to us just recently. Everything on our site was copied, well… of course except for the domain name: https://www.feedsapi.org . The domain name used by the culprit was: http://dndwebtech.com/demo1/temp/#
When we investigated and checked the http://dndwebtech.com/ website, turned out it’s a new website collecting email addresses and being purportedly advertised as a soon-to-be awesome site. Talk about awesomeness, eh!
Also found out that these guys are registered in Freelancer.com:
When we did a WHOIS search, we discovered the following details:
Domain Name: DNDWEBTECH.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1834573322_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.syrahost.com
Registrar URL: http://www.crazydomains.com
Updated Date: 2014-02-16T17:28:03+08:00
Creation Date: 2013-11-07T00:00:00+08:00
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-11-07T00:00:00+08:00
Registrar: CRAZY DOMAINS FZ-LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1291
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +61.894220890
Reseller: CRAZY DOMAINS
Domain Status: ok
Registry Registrant ID: 15492588
Registrant Name: DND WEBTECH
Registrant Street: RAJKOT
Registrant City: RAJKOT
Registrant State/Province: GUJARAT
Registrant Postal Code: 360001
Registrant Country: IN
Registrant Phone: +91.9033960424
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +.
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registry Admin ID: 6242573
Admin Name: DND WEBTECH
Admin Street: RAJKOT
Admin City: RAJKOT
Admin State/Province: GUJARAT
Admin Postal Code: 360001
Admin Country: IN
Admin Phone: +91.9033960424
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +.
Admin Fax Ext:
Registry Tech ID: 6242573
Tech Name: DND WEBTECH
Tech Street: RAJKOT
Tech City: RAJKOT
Tech State/Province: GUJARAT
Tech Postal Code: 360001
Tech Country: IN
Tech Phone: +91.9033960424
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +.
Tech Fax Ext:
Name Server: DNS.SITE5.COM
Name Server: DNS2.SITE5.COM
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic
To all the others who may be wondering right now if your valuable works are being stolen, you may try these 4 simple steps:
- Set-up a Google alerts
- Use Copyscape
- Do a WhoIs search
- Set-up Google authorship for your blog
And once you discovered that someone’s stealing your content, you may file a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint.
Imitation isn’t a form of flattery this time. It’s stealing plain and simple.
To whoever created this: http://dndwebtech.com/demo1/temp/#, we know our website is simply awesome but you don’t have to rub that in by copying what we have worked hard and labored for!