Email template to report cases of domain impersonation and request take-down of the violating domain
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Fake Domain - Template to Report Impersonation/Cloning to Domain Provider

Email template to report cases of domain impersonation and request them take down the violating domain

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TO: abuse@registrardomainname SUBJECT: Impersonation Report

Dear XXXX,

My name is [IH’s name] from Access Now Digital Security Helpline. We are a free-of-charge resource for civil society around the world. I’m respectfully contacting you to ask for your assistance with a digital security issue that was recently reported to our Helpline.

A website with this URL: [Fake Website URL], which is hosted by [hosting/domain provider name], is impersonating this legitimate website: [Legitimate Website URL]

[Explanations of client’s ownership/trademark registration and adversary’s intent]

[Specific link/description of impersonated materials]

We are asking for your assistance in taking down the fake website:

  • Fake website: URL

  • Original website: URL

In advance, we appreciate your responsiveness, and gently request your immediate action to solve the above-mentioned situation.

Kind regards,

[IH’s name]


Article #342: Handling of Fake Domains