Someone has registered a domain name that redirects to a listing page for a company on my directory site. I want to know whether there is a risk of my site being penalized by search engines for duplicate content.
The domain's redirection leaves my Internet Explorer Address box with the url of the page on my site, and the contents of my site's page displayed, after typing in the url for the domain.
I created a test page with a link to the new domain name. I clicked on the link to see how it would show up from a php code perspective on my site, and the URI shows up as my page and the referrer is blank.
I'm not sure what kind of redirection is being used. Is there any way to tell?
If this is a safe thing to do, then I may offer this option to my clients myself, since it is a nice idea for them. I need to be sure first, that I won't be shooting myself in the foot by creating a situation in which the search engines will see the content of the new domain as being a duplicate of content in my directory.
I know that I can create entry pages for my clients that want their own domain name, but the redirection of the domain name is simpler if it's ok. Is it? Thanks for your help!