blend27 - 12:47 am on Dec 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
I am going the soft road here first via robots.txt
If that does not stop it, I am going to slap a 403(.htaccess style rewriting this to a log that I could read after April 1st) on all msnbot-media bot IPs, 199.30. or not, and all others from $M that try to fetch images that don't exist on both domains pro-grammatically. I don't have time to investigate.
@Lucy. ZQROO-OO-OO plainclothes bots from $M, all 403 here.
@dstiles(enough to put up one or more domains with links to other sites with large numbers of images and pages.)
yep, but I doubt that these 2 domains are connected in any way. I don't see Gbot trying to fetch those. Someone has to be able to cloak their sites to 2 IP ranges that belong to $M in order to orchestrate these.