Monday, April 6, 2009

Can I get some technical help?

There's a blog out there called Doc's Tavern that is copying beer blog posts (mine, The Beer Philosopher, and Musings Over A Pint, among others) in entirety and posting them without attribution, credit, or linkage. Can someone more technically adept than me find out who's hosting the site and find an address where I can send a Takedown Notice? At this point, all I have is an e-mail address (abuse@websitewelcome.com), and I have to get an address to send a paper copy (or a FAX number).

I know some of you know this InterWeb stuff; can you give me a hand? Thanks!

Okay! Thanks, I've got what I need. Time to take care of business.

Legal torpedo deployed. We'll see what happens.

Got a response from the web host telling me to change the format of my complaint. Okay, doing that. (When I find out what works, I'm telling everyone.)

Heh. Sweet.

12 comments:

Pete LaVerghetta said...

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: DOCSTAVERN.COM
Created on: 01-Feb-09
Expires on: 01-Feb-10
Last Updated on: 14-Feb-09

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration DOCSTAVERN.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration DOCSTAVERN.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Domain servers in listed order:
NS811.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
NS812.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM

It doesn't show the owners name in the clear. It is registered in two jumps, i.e godaddy does the hosting but it is registered through domains by proxy.

Rustmeister said...

Wow, they even take the pictures! That's messed up.

Jack Curtin said...

If you haven't found it yet, here's a contact email for what it's worth: docstave@docstavern.com

Anonymous said...

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.

DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: DOCSTAVERN.COM
Created on: 01-Feb-09
Expires on: 01-Feb-10
Last Updated on: 14-Feb-09

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration DOCSTAVERN.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration DOCSTAVERN.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Domain servers in listed order:
NS811.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
NS812.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM

Anonymous said...

Try this... http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?Domain=DOCSTAVERN.COM

They're registered via proxy, which means you won't be able to get direct information regarding domain ownership, but you can petition the proxy holder...

good luck

Jeff said...

You've got mail.
SSDD

Jim_McMenamin said...

http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=docstavern.com&prog_id=godaddy


The data contained in GoDaddy.com, Inc.'s WHOIS database,
while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided "as is"
with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This
information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you
in obtaining information about domain name registration records.
Any use of this data for any other purpose is expressly forbidden without the prior written
permission of GoDaddy.com, Inc. By submitting an inquiry,
you agree to these terms of usage and limitations of warranty. In particular,
you agree not to use this data to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible,
dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any
purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and
solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree
not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic
processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose,
including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes.

Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified
in the "registrant" field. In most cases, GoDaddy.com, Inc.
is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database.


Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.

DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: DOCSTAVERN.COM
Created on: 01-Feb-09
Expires on: 01-Feb-10
Last Updated on: 14-Feb-09

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration DOCSTAVERN.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration DOCSTAVERN.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Domain servers in listed order:
NS811.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
NS812.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM


Registry Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Status: clientRenewProhibited
Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Status: clientUpdateProhibited

Rob K said...

From http://reports.internic.net/cgi/whois?whois_nic=docstavern.com&type=domain


Domain Name: DOCSTAVERN.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS811.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
Name Server: NS812.WEBSITEWELCOME.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 14-feb-2009
Creation Date: 01-feb-2009
Expiration Date: 01-feb-2010


Godaddy is the registrar. Talk to them to find out who it is.

Robb Allen said...

WHOIS provides little info. GoDaddy has the domain private so you can't tell who owns it. The IP resolves to ThePlanet.com, who, if I'm not mistaken is GoDaddy's stuff.

You might start with GoDaddy and make a complaint with them. See if you can get any more information.

Anonymous said...

These guys own the IP address used by that site... Either admins or abuse may be able to help.
OrgName: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
OrgID: TPCM
Address: 315 Capitol
Address: Suite 205
City: Houston
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 77002
Country: US

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.theplanet.com:4321

NetRange: 174.132.0.0 - 174.133.255.255
CIDR: 174.132.0.0/15
OriginAS: AS13749, AS21844, AS30315, AS36420
NetName: NETBLK-THEPLANET-BLK-15
NetHandle: NET-174-132-0-0-1
Parent: NET-174-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.THEPLANET.COM
NameServer: NS2.THEPLANET.COM
Comment:
RegDate: 2008-06-17
Updated: 2008-06-17

RAbuseHandle: ABUSE271-ARIN
RAbuseName: The Planet Abuse
RAbusePhone: +1-281-714-3560
RAbuseEmail: abuse@theplanet.com

RNOCHandle: THEPL-ARIN
RNOCName: The Planet NOC
RNOCPhone: +1-281-714-3555
RNOCEmail: noc@theplanet.com

RTechHandle: TECHN33-ARIN
RTechName: Technical Support
RTechPhone: +1-214-782-7800
RTechEmail: admins@theplanet.com

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE271-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: The Planet Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-281-714-3560
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@theplanet.com

OrgNOCHandle: THEPL-ARIN
OrgNOCName: The Planet NOC
OrgNOCPhone: +1-281-714-3555
OrgNOCEmail: noc@theplanet.com

OrgTechHandle: TECHN33-ARIN
OrgTechName: Technical Support
OrgTechPhone: +1-214-782-7800
OrgTechEmail: admins@theplanet.com

Paul said...

Their domain is registered through GoDaddy, and their registrar information is blocked by Domainsbyproxy.com. This prevents their personal information from showing up in whois forms, like Kloth.net, so you can't email/contact them directly:

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

There is some legal issue advise on Domainbyproxy.com's website: http://domainsbyproxy.com

It mostly points you to attempt to contact the company that hosts the authoritative name server (WEBSITEWELCOME.COM), however there is a form you can fill out to attempt to address trademark/copyright infringement.

It looks like that or emailing abuse@websitewelcome.com will be your best bet. I'd be interested in hearing what you get in response.

Good luck!

ryan said...

From ThePlanet.com:

Potential Trademark & Copyright Violations

If you believe that a person is using our products, services or computer network to violate your copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, then please direct your complaint to copyright@theplanet.com.

http://www.theplanet.com/legal/