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Captaincuba
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So someone took it upon themselves to register and create a web page about my boss. I have now been tasked with finding the culprit.

The page in question is www.amatogalasso.com

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks as always,

CC
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Note the disclaimer in grey text at the bottom:

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SITE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. This is a purely informational site about the individual and it is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, the individual. This information on this site was obtained from public sources, and may not be accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Your boss has "entered public life" by playing poker professionally. And he cannot trademark his name. Ask him for a new assignment.

Domain name: amatogalasso.com
Registrant Contact:
Cyclicom Holdings LTD Cyclicom Holdings LTD
La Corvee House
Alderney, GY9 3TQ
CHANNEL ISLANDS UK

And this:
http://www.cyclicom.com/AboutUs.html

The only way you'll get that page taken down is to buy the domain from them, which, I would imagine, will cost quite a bit of money, especially considering they are rather aware of your boss' winnings at poker.

It might sound like extortion, but when your boss calls his lawyer all he's going to hear is laughter.

Captaincuba
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Thanks.

He isn't upset at all, just curious as to the who and whys of it.

He finds it odd that they would use him considering he's such a small fish in the "poker world". I guess they are forward thinking in hopes that he does make it big one day.

Anyway, he is a lawyer so I guess he'll be laughing at himself...

Thanks again!

CC

(edited by Captaincuba on 13.8.08 0926)
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It's just another way that the people who make their living spamming you with casino ads can spam their casino ads out there. They probably have a few hundred of them. Well...at least two (erichaber.net).

Hey, this guy isn't even a poker player! (bobbyzamora.com)

"Forward thinking" is not a term I would use with this kind of sleaze. I have a low opinion of Web pages which are nothing more than thinly veiled ads. (Look for a new DVD post Friday!)

As for finding out who's behind it...you have more than a few "unique" referral links you could try to track down, but I doubt you'll get far towards finding a name to tie them to.

EDIT: It looks like LookupPage (lookuppage.com) is involved - MAYBE he could contact them and say "hey, somebody created my page but it wasn't me" but again...if they're getting money out of it they might not be so willing to let you pry it out of their clutches.

(edited by CRZ on 13.8.08 1047)

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If anything, that's gotta be the greatest thread title ever, right? Ok, i posted this on another board, but wanted to see if i could get help here as well. If this breaks some rule or anything, my most humblist apologies. ---- Ok, heres the deal ..
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