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10:35 pm on Sep 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have done search here to find out how to deny a domain name from being forwarded to my server but discusion seems to be based mostly around how to achieve what I want to deny :)

We offer free web hosting to users with no banners or popups etc.
We rely on income from users hosting their domain names with us if they have them (cheap) but some are using forwarding to their accounts instead of hosting with us.
Is there any way to stop this?



3:59 am on Sep 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Have I posted this in the wrong place?


4:30 am on Sep 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member


You could also try the Website Technology Issues forum. It's also possible that you've stumped the panel, or that a better explanation of the problem is needed.

I certainly don't know the answer, and I'm not even sure I fully understand the question, but I'd suggest contacting the forwarding users' domain registrars, and telling them that those users are violating your terms of service.

If you haven't explicitly stated it, you should also change your terms of service to specify that the web-hosting is free if the user hosts their domain name with you, but not otherwise.

I hope this helps,


8:28 am on Sep 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks jdMorgan,

I will try to explain better if I can :)

if the requested URL is www.hisdomain.com
instead of going to www.hisdomain.com/user (as set up by the registrar, I assume in the A records)
redirect it at my end to www.mydomain.com or a 403 perhaps

I have tried to use .htaccess with REQUEST_URI and also adding it to my index.cgi which redirects hosted names to folders but with no luck.

Stumped I am :)

I will definately be updating my terms as well, thanks


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