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The imposter... wowroster.com

Postby zanix » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:36 pm

When we registered wowroster.net and wowroster.org, we tried to get wowroster.com but it was owned by someone else and of all things it looked like it was a woodworking shop site or something...

Anyway, seems that they have noticed us as and now they are a 'search' site and are using a cut down version of the header logo in wowroster 1.7.3
(see the attachments for a comparison)

This infuriates me, someone making money off our good name (the pay per click ads) and I thought I'd just vent here

Please discuss...
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Impostor wowroster.com Logo
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Postby shaun.voysey » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:00 pm

Zanix,

It might be worth sending this info to the guys at blizzard. The cheat page Links, and the gold selling links will make it worth it. Especially as there is a major hack program linked on it. (as long as you specify that it has nothing to do with your .net and .org domains.)

I wonder is you can do a 'Passing Off' with ICANN and WIPO.

Unfortunately Copyright infringement for the graphics, I think, will not work.
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Postby microbone » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:21 am

well think typosquatting is illigal no matter how you bend...text and pictures so

I would find out how to make a complaint here....
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/gtld/udrp/index.html

and also contsct Bliz like mentioned....
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Postby MattM » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:25 am

One of those things. :(
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Postby Ulminia » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:25 pm

i hope this can be solved for you guys also there are sites that will email you when a url is about to expire .. signup when you get the mail buy it with out them knowing the dns will change and its yours
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Postby zanix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:08 pm

I did sign up for that, theirs was set to expire June 17 (if I remember correctly)

They renewed 4 days before it expired
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Postby MattM » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:48 am

fortunatley the following google searches don't yield the squatter in the results (first 8 pages)

wowroster
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DEATH TO ALL SQUATTERS!
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Postby PleegWat » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:56 pm

Course it doesn't. wowroster.net is the real site, it is linked back from all wowroster installs and multiple wow UI sites. That gives us a pretty neat pagerank.

The main issue with domain squatters like that is if people are looking for wowroster and just try out some likely URLs.
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