Taking down copycat websites and defending against cybersquatting


Cybersquatting is an issue that our clients increasingly face across a range of sectors and industries.

In this video briefing we take a look at the steps that can be taken if an organisation is faced with a third party engaged in 'cybersquatting' or setting up a 'copycat' website, including:

  • Identifying and investigating the website(s), any sub-domains and their owners/hosts
  • Taking steps against Google if the website is indexed by search engines
  • Notifying regulators and how to report the website as an online crime
  • How to file a takedown notice with the applicable domain name host
  • The steps needed to file a complaint with Nominet
  • How to transfer the domain name to your company if your complaint is successful via Nominet's Dispute Resolution Service

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