Following a posting from lasko in another thread, I would like to ask people's opinion about something that happened to my site, ar at least my site name.
I have had long discussions about this download.net with all sorts of people.
If someone in here can shed any light on what is happening I would be very happy.
Some background to this story first - My site is called www.my-example.com
There is a site called www.their-example.com which is a shareware download site. I don't know how, but they can put my site name infront, (whether it's a sub domain or not I don't know), and it reads www.my-example.their-example.com
It has nothing to do with me at all, but it looks like it is one of my extensions.
I don't know if this is related or not, but I get 1 hit every few days from a whois database in the Seychelles. The whois search is for my site of course, and this download site was built the same day as the first whois search.
My server says don't worry, but surely it is possible now for anyone to use this method to use another site's reputation.
How about www.webmasterworld.their-example.com
I would think it was the real deal, wouldn't you?
[edited by: Woz at 8:21 am (utc) on Feb. 16, 2004]
[edit reason] examplified URLs [/edit]