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The domain's redirection leaves my Internet Explorer Address box with the url of the page on my site, and the contents of my site's page displayed, after typing in the url for the domain.
I created a test page with a link to the new domain name. I clicked on the link to see how it would show up from a php code perspective on my site, and the URI shows up as my page and the referrer is blank.
I'm not sure what kind of redirection is being used. Is there any way to tell?
If this is a safe thing to do, then I may offer this option to my clients myself, since it is a nice idea for them. I need to be sure first, that I won't be shooting myself in the foot by creating a situation in which the search engines will see the content of the new domain as being a duplicate of content in my directory.
I know that I can create entry pages for my clients that want their own domain name, but the redirection of the domain name is simpler if it's ok. Is it? Thanks for your help!
That would be nothing I would want to get into.
We replaced the ROS links with presales pages.
I have no way of determining when someone is visiting a page of my directory by using a regular link or the new domain that someone has redirected to that page. I am unable to display a different page to people coming to the listing page by way of the domain.
Thanks for your reply.
The problem I have with blocking this sort of thing is that I'm unable to detect it. The only way that I found out about it was from the listing owner, who had someone do him a "favor" by creating his domain and redirecting it to his listing.