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    ihostex.com ripped us off!

    http://www.ihostex.com/ has ripped off our design

    Not only the design, they have copied full content including our customer testimonials. One of our customers brought the web site to our attention because they spotted their testimonial on that web site with their name and url.

    Bad ihostex, very badl!

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    They took down their testimonials >_<

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    They should take down the full web site. I have already sent a report to their upstream providers to take action.

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    looks like you caught them in the act, half their pages dont work
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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali
    http://www.ihostex.com/ has ripped off our design

    Not only the design, they have copied full content including our customer testimonials. One of our customers brought the web site to our attention because they spotted their testimonial on that web site with their name and url.

    Bad ihostex, very badl!


    Good luck Ali. Hope they remove it immediately. I had an experience like this recently although it wasnt ripped by ihostex.
    What an ordeal that was
    Pretty LOW when they copy everythingggggg and not smart enough to remove references to the original.
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    It's probably the designer they hired who's doing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc
    It's probably the designer they hired who's doing it...

    God that does seem to be the typical excuse doesnt it?
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    Wow, that is plan day!! Nice site though btw WireNine, looks good!
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    They are hosted by VirpusNetworks, anyone know how to contact them?

    Thanks for your comments and support everyone!

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    Virpus Networks
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    Protected, but maybe you can contact the registar
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    They are currently investigating the issue, fast response from Virpus

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    He appears to be a member of this forum (http://webhostingtalk.com/member.php?u=62764) try and contact him that way

    The similarity is really obvious, so doubt this will continue any longer. Good luck Ali!
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    Good I hope you get it resolved. That's a shame man. Good luck with all of that. Let us know how it goes.
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    Viprus is 39 minutes from me, want me to go rough them up?

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    Yeah CE go over that and show em whats up
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    wow i cant believe that, whats wrong with these people.

    And thats not a simple mistake. "opps sorry there pal i didn't realize i took EVERYTHING form your site and hot linked a few images, oh and those are your customers im quoting??? No way dude, sorry about that."

    i might just be a little harsh but i don't that person should ever be allowed to host again.
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    This isn't a case of "my designer did this, I had no idea," because this would not explain the source of their content. What, they had someone else write up the "About Us" page and launched it without them seeing it? I don't think so. I can prove beyond even an unreasonable doubt that the content within that site is blatently plagiarized.

    Sorry to see this happen to you Ali. It shouldn't be too tough to get it taken down. Have you prepared and sent a DMCA? They are very easy to write
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    the_pm you are the designer of this website(wirenine) right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonF
    the_pm you are the designer of this website(wirenine) right?
    No, I'm not, but Jamie I assisted Ali in some coding and content aspects of it, so we have some insights that might prove useful, especially if any sort of legal action must be taken.
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    Looks like it was taken down

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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali
    Looks like it was taken down
    PARTAY!

    Well, Viprus sure learned their lesson (wraps his fists back up) I went in there and started punching random walls. I thought them a thing or two about supporting a structure with integrity and honor. The concrete didn't know what hit it.

    The staff looked at me kinda weird though, but what the heck.

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    LOL, took you long enough
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    The question is... how long until they go trying to ripoff someone else's site.

    Glad to see you got this resolved Ali
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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali
    Looks like it was taken down
    hello Ali,

    Glad to know that they took their website down when realized that they had ripped your website..!!!

    If you dont mind, can you tell what were the things you did, to point this out to them or their DC.

    The reason is even Eforexfunds(eforexfunds.com) have ripped our website and inspite of us contacting the DC(The Planet) the issue is still not resolved.

    I hate the site rippers

    Earlier they had not only ripped our website and its contents, but also our chat code . As a matter of fact, even today if anyone visits http://www.eforexfunds.com/guide.htm, it sill shows up in our online visitors (

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschurawlow
    The question is... how long until they go trying to ripoff someone else's site.

    Glad to see you got this resolved Ali
    I would agree

    (* puts it in his watch list )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkSupport
    hello Ali,

    Glad to know that they took their website down when realized that they had ripped your website..!!!

    If you dont mind, can you tell what were the things you did, to point this out to them or their DC.

    The reason is even Eforexfunds(eforexfunds.com) have ripped our website and inspite of us contacting the DC(The Planet) the issue is still not resolved.

    I hate the site rippers

    Earlier they had not only ripped our website and its contents, but also our chat code . As a matter of fact, even today if anyone visits http://www.eforexfunds.com/guide.htm, it sill shows up in our online visitors (
    Find out who the upstream provider is, send them an email

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    Website down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkSupport
    hello Ali,

    Glad to know that they took their website down when realized that they had ripped your website..!!!

    If you dont mind, can you tell what were the things you did, to point this out to them or their DC.

    The reason is even Eforexfunds(eforexfunds.com) have ripped our website and inspite of us contacting the DC(The Planet) the issue is still not resolved.

    I hate the site rippers

    Earlier they had not only ripped our website and its contents, but also our chat code . As a matter of fact, even today if anyone visits http://www.eforexfunds.com/guide.htm, it sill shows up in our online visitors (
    That site appears to be hosted by http://www.4ewebhost.com/, try contacting them.
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    actually that website doesnt seem to be complete its a template monster template i can tell by the text he didnt change yet.

    id say thats his site.
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    Sadly this happens all too often. Companies have a great design (Such as WireNine GREAT JOB!) and they completely rip it off. We have seen this in many cases but in other cases customers will contact us requesting to copy certain text such as the Terms of Service which we actually encourage so they can avoid any violations from their customers.

    Glad to see you got this taken care of. Kudos to the provider for taking fast action to assist you with it.

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