Someone copied my entire website and is hosting it at a domain name similar to ours. That website's content is copyrighted to the website which we have been running for years.
Each and every image, logo (including our company logo), content, link, graphic and layout have been copied. You could say the copied site is a perfect replica, just in a different domain.
The identity of the "alleged robber" has been blocked by PrivacyProtect. I've sent emails with proof of the theft to
firstname.lastname@example.org. But each time they respond telling me that they cannot disclose the identity of the thief even though they say in their website that they will disclose the identity of any person who commits such illegal activities. Now PrivacyProtect is protecting his identity, whether they mean to or not.
After hours of Googling, I found I need to send a DMCA take down notice to the host provider to take action. I would like few of my doubts to be cleared before send DMCA notice.
What is the format of sending DMCA take down notice to the host provider in this case?
Can I just type in the DMCA notice in an email or attach as a PDF in an email?
Should I need a lawyer to send it or I can send it myself?
Do I need any other attestation in the DMCA like attestation from notary public or judicial magistrate?