Somebody is stealing content from my website

I have a domain (let it be sample.test). I connected it to the Cloudflare platform. Also I make a web app and bind it to my domain. One day I decided to check Google Search Console and I found out there was another (completely unrelated to me) domain that redirected all requests from him to me, showing my content on its pages.

Meaning that if you decide to go to (let it be), you will see the content of my web application (api requests are redirected from it to me as well).

As a result my content is indexed on its pages, that’s bad for my SEO.

I am using:

  1. ubuntu hosting on DigitalOcean
  2. app
  3. nginx for proxing requests from web to the app
  4. cloudflare (my server IP is set to DNS records of my website)

Also godaddies WHOIS service says that it is using DigitalOcean’s DNS.

Maybe support can handle it? How can I stop it?

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April 14, 2023

Hello @488b286959144dbc869456bb6c8ca2

You can try reaching the user if there is contact data from the whois information for the domain name. There is possibility that the other site is also compromised so reaching out to the site owner is always a good idea.

The other option will be to contact our support team as well and explain the current situation and our team will investigate the case for you.

Hope that this helps!

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April 14, 2023

Hey @488b286959144dbc869456bb6c8ca2,

You can try and contact DigitalOcean support and relay your case to them. It can be considered as stealing intellectual property or phishing but this is me just guessing. Having said that, as said, it’s best to contact DigitalOcean’ Support as we here in the community can’t help with such issues.

Please reach out to the amazing support team who will be more than happy to assist you! :)

Hope that helps! - KFSys.

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