Yesterday, I discovered that someone had purchased an old domain of mine and reactivated it on the 23rd August 2018. Now, while I have absolutely no objection to an old domain being mopped up by someone, what I do object to is the copying of my old content (by downloading) and republication of it, in an attempt to scam, mislead, and or, the manipulation of back-links.
The person that did this should be under absolutely no illusion that I don’t appreciate their illegal activity, that I am in the process of taking action against them. Contact has been initiated with namecheap (the domain registrar), and also the site host, at hostgator.
- The UK has a pretty stringent copyright law, and with the recent EU GDPR law – Article 17 in particular – individuals have a number of rights, which if breached can result in a (up to) €20 million fine through the Information Commissioners Office.
So, while someone out there might think they’re sitting pretty, I have a message: look over your shoulder – I’m behind you. Happy Christmas!