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Exact copy of my site listed in Yahoo

My whole site is being copied!

     

codegal

1:01 am on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was looking at my backlinks in Yahoo when I went to one of the sites linking to me. The entire site is an exact copy of mine. Everything except the domain name is the exact copy of mine. What the heck are they thinking? What should I do. The website is listed in Yahoo, but not in MSN or Google.

codegal

1:09 am on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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And oh yeah. He's got the darn adsense on there. I have to disable my adsense in order to keep my account active!

codegal

1:21 am on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Haa. Went to whois and found out that the IP addresses are an exact match.

hunderdown

4:05 am on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)



So, it's really your site, somehow duplicated in Yahoo?

Rolf21

5:19 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm curious about this, could you give us some more info on what has happened and what you've found out on whois?

jimbeetle

5:58 pm on Aug 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like a shared server configuration problem. I've seen it on G before, not Yahoo. Just to be sure, make an obvious change on a page. Clear your cache, go to the same page on the other domain. If you see the changed page contact your host to have them straighten it out.

spaceylacie

7:09 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Someone did this to me a while back, stole the entire site, my lawyer sent their host a DMCA complaint/report and their site was gone within 24 hours. You can send the complaint yourself, don't ask me how, but I don't think it's that complicated as I wasn't charged much for the lawyer's time.

codegal

9:10 pm on Sep 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Rolf21,
Thanks for responding. Here is an update. Their domain was pointing to my domain's IP address. The IP address does "belong to my hosting provider".

I thought that somehow that this could not happen, because I am on a virtual private server and I have that IP listed as an exclusive IP (I use Plesk for Linux). Now my site meta tags and description comes up on yahoo for this site. The bad thing is that thier site has been blacklisted on some sites, IP and all. My IP! Now I am afraid my site has been associated with this spam site.

I had to switch to another IP, but am afraid that this could happen again. Am I missing something? Is there a way one could block other domains from pointing their domain to your IP? I asked my host about this and they said anyone can point to any IP. I thought my host had screwed up with assigning me the IP, but was told to contact the webmaster of the offending domain

This would be a good way to take down a competitor's site by making it look like they have duplicated their content all over the place.

stuartc1

3:47 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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quote: ' I asked my host about this and they said anyone can point to any IP. I thought my host had screwed up with assigning me the IP, but was told to contact the webmaster of the offending domain'

I'm not sure this is possible - when a domain is setup, a DNS nameservers must be specified... an IP cannot be set to a domain at this stage. Only after the DNS server has been configured to accept the domain can an IP be mapped. But there are other ways to do this, for example setting a domain forwarder for the domain at the registrar (I think this could be a 302 redirect, although I may be wrong).... this could be the 302 problem which has been talked about a lot over the years.

When you switched IP's did the other site still link to you?

I'd be very interested to find out exactly what has happened here as it could have huge implications.

 

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