Squatters on My Internet Lawn!
January 7, 2012 4:40 PM Subscribe
WTF? I just Googled myself and someone has a site that is www.myname.com and it looks like a blog that is aggregating (or producing) articles which are similar to those that I've written and published elsewhere.
posted by madred to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I write for a couple of my own blogs. One is about art (haven't written for it in a few years, but there are plenty of posts up). The other is a food blog that I write for pretty regularly. I used to own www.myname.com a while back, but let the site go because it was costing a good deal of money (this was before I had the web skills I have now). I haven't Googled myself in a while and I was shocked to see that not only is someone using the domain name but the crappy, content-farmed articles they're writing are about either food or art! Grrrrrr!!!! I don't want anyone to think that I'm somehow affiliated with this site. My last name has changed but I still use and am known by my old last name.
I've looked at the Whois info, but all it says is: Private Whois madarahill.com
Private Whois madarahill.com email@example.com
*******PLEASE DO NOT SEND LETTERS******
****Contact the owner by email only****
I have yet to call the number, but before I do, what should I do? Or think? Googling the address gives me a bunch of links to what looks to be a web squatter. Help me get this guy off my lawn!