2) Affiliates have been bragging about just grabbing a new domain and relaunching, which makes Google's policies look retarded. Google hates looking retarded.
I have one account for my affiliate campaigns and that was the one that received the first and final warning so that could be the problem. However, I always use the vendors URL. I never use one of my own (and copy content to it).
If it's indeed a problem of affiliates grabbing new domains then Google should: 1. Send a warning to those specific affiliates. 2. Check if someone who got slapped with 1/10 starts a new campaign with the same keywords, same landingpage but different URL/ 3. Let us know about this new rule in advance.
Anyway, from now on I will first ask Google support to aprove a domainname before I start a new campaign. And this happens a couple of times per week. So a lot of extra work for Adwords support.