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The GoDaddy saga continues...

I've been trying to sort out an incident with registrar GoDaddy since last week. I blogged on Tuesday and Thursday about the situation, but in a nutshell I found out that I was registered as the owner of the travel-getaways.
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Written by Tom Espiner on

I've been trying to sort out an incident with registrar GoDaddy since last week. I blogged on Tuesday and Thursday about the situation, but in a nutshell I found out that I was registered as the owner of the travel-getaways.com site. This was news to me.

The owner of a legitimate domain contacted me to let me know that travel-getaways.com was pulling content from his site, and displaying it on travel-getaways.com. He did a WHOIS lookup, discovered I was registered as the site owner, and so got into contact writh me through the ZDNet.co.uk community email.

Since I found out that somebody used my name, with my altered work details, to register a dodgy site, I've been emailing and speaking on the phone with the registrar company GoDaddy almost daily.

The good news is that the owner of the website that travel-getaways.com was nicking content from managed to convince the hosting service, Host Gator, to pull the plug on travel-getaways.com. I am pleased about that. My feeling about content is that you should always attribute where you get information from.

Meanwhile, I've been bound up in red tape trying to convince GoDaddy firstly that the details they have for me are fake, and secondly that I am who I say I am.

More on this later...

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