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In a nutshell, I own ONE company. ONE website. A few years ago I also purchased a different domain and had planned on making another site. I never did and had my webhost point that 2nd domain to my original domain/site.
I never heard it was wrong and it's been this way for years. During this time we always did well with G.
The spelling for our domain is often mispelled and about 3 months ago we were finally able to grab the domain with the alternate spelling. I then had my webhost point this to our main site.
When you type in these two other sites, you are taken to our main site but the URL that was typed in remains. e.g., our main site is "siteone.com." if someone types "sitetwo.com" or "sitethree.com" in their address bar, they are taken to "siteone.com" but the name sitetwo or sitethree remains in the bar.
IS THIS CAUSING US PROBLEMS?!
The my-site.com appears to be duplicate of mysite.com but our website host says:
"According to what's listed in the servers here, my-site.com is the same website as mysite.com.
It's not a copy - but it's the same identical website -- just a different addresses.
From what you're telling me, you want my-site.com to point to an empty userspace with just a pointer to mysite.com.
You can easily set this up through your Registrar as a domain name point (forward)."
Does this make sense. Do you think this is why Yahoo has penalized us. We have an excellent website that gets excellent traffic from Google.
What should I do to my-site.com? Should I get rid of it?
Thank you for any help.
cabbie, most of the redirects/forwarding from registrars are 302's. I tried one just to see what would happen and the domain that was pointed turned up with the content of the page it pointed to.