RIVER-VALLEY.COM is a domain name which I have been holding since 26 March, 1998. I had allowed the domain name to be used by Focal Image (India) Private Limited, an IT enabled service company located in Trivandrum, India of which I am one of the directors. All versions of the website of this domain from October 1999 to till date are also available at Internet Archive.
On 21 September, 2013, it came to my notice that www.river-valley.com has been copied verbatim under another domain name, RIVERVALLEYTECHNOLOGIES.COM. On checking the whois information, it came to my notice that one Catherine Smith has registered the said domain as recent as April 20, 2013. You might note that this website has not yet been archived at the Internet Archive as it is only a recently created one.
I have not authorized or given permission to a person named Catherine Smith to copy or display information about us or represent us in any manner. As such, this is a clear case of theft of information and misappropriation or misrepresentation of my identity and property and that of our company’s properties. More so, showing me/us as ‘founders’ in some unknown domain may cause to level allegations of impersonation against me/us and I face the risk of becoming liable for acts done by someone else.
I have given a few screenshots of both cloned and original websites placed side-by-side as a proof of what I have told above. The intentions of the offender are still unknown to me. In the meantime, I would request you, the gentle visitor of this page, to help me by providing a comment to this post vouching the correctness of what I have told above after visiting both the websites.