Domainating: Brands, Art & Content


Getting Started…

This is my first post. Whoopie!

I’ve inserted and twisted the key.  The blog is alive, watch out! 😉

I’m setting everything up at the moment. Give me a bit, I was actually headed to bed when I decided to sign-up and started configuring and customizing the basic blog to my liking.


December 18, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My website
    has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it
    is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know
    any solutions to help prevent content from
    being stolen? I’d really appreciate it.

    Comment by Caitlin | September 5, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Caitlin…

      I honestly don’t really have all that much content, here. I have always had issues with in one form or another. Sometimes its the software, sometimes its the security holes, sometimes its the domain mapping charge, sometimes its the advertising in my blog, and its always about the cost of upgrading to a premium account.

      But you are right, I do post a lot in my groups, in forums, in my Blogger blogs, in my Tumblr (re)Blogs, in my Facebook page, in my Facebook pages, in my web directory(/directories), in email.

      Most of the stuff I post in Tumblr and Facebook, in my groups and in forums, I figure I am just putting out there. Tumblr encourages reblogging and this is sort of a way to get famous or go viral, so you want that. In groups and forums I am trying to ‘give back’ to the internet worldwide community that allows me to survive. But one time we caught a guy reblogging all our posts and we had to report him to Google. Google and Blogger will look into pirating content and shut a blog down. I am not so sure how far we got, it seemed he wasn’t reblogging our posts after I kicked a certain person out of our group and inserted a key… a unique character string that will show up in a search engine whenever your post, including the key, is reposted elsewhere.

      I think I used something like AAR&R|agstrghterwstre1002 – AAR&R was an identifier for the group and the alphanumeric string after the stroke is what I would use to search the web. You can even have Google send you alerts when it finds this string, somehow (I forget exactly how, but search for Google Alerts).

      Sometimes finding the contact info for the owner/author of a blog is tough. But the Blogger/WordPress/Tumblr sites don’t like plagiarism at all and will address the offending blog. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is a blog and what is a website. Often blogs use a domain instead of a subdomain address, but you can usually tell through a header or menu interface. If its a website, you can always lookup the domain owner. Usually shady guys hide their contact details, but a lot of honest people do, too, because it helps protect them from spammers.

      To lookup the registrant/administrator of a domain name, go to and enter the offending domain name in question and hit the search button. You will probably have to enter a captcha/security code to make sure you are human, but then you may be presented with info on the registration and contact details. If not, you will be presented with some info on the privacy proxy, like Domains By Proxy contact info and you can send a message through them, though you are not guaranteed a response, but a cease and desist letter may grab some attention.

      There are places where you can track your document, but these, that I know of, usually cost money.

      And if you have to get a lawyer involved, they are a money siphon.

      There are also some Copyright places that allow you to register your works, but they don’t do much else other than establish originality based on say-so.

      It is often good to, after publishing a new article/post, immediately log into webmaster tools at Google and have the crawler fetch your page in question. That way you have a good chance of establishing it as the first recorded.

      …hope that helps. -Doug

      Comment by domainating | September 6, 2014 | Reply

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