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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.
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.