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I had in my apache Virtualhost settings a ServerAlias for erroneus subdomains in that domain, like this: "ServerAlias *.example.com"
It worked perfectly until I have found searching my keywords for "example.com" in Google this url: "%20subdomain.example.com" linked to "http://%20subdomain.example.com" in place of my domain.
If I search for example.com it didn't appears.
This url didn't match the true subdomain without "%20" and was showing the domain.com content (duplicate content).
If I try to delete this URL from Google the form refuses this url because with this "%20" or the space that it represent is reported how "Invalid URL".
I have removed the ServerAlias, but I can't imagine how Google has listed that erroneus URL.
I think the only thing I can do is to wait for a refresh in the index.
Sorry about my bad english.
[edited by: ciml at 11:26 am (utc) on Dec. 29, 2004]
[edit reason] Examplified [/edit]
The reason that URL is in the index is that someone has linked to a badly typed version of your URL.
Search in google for
And you'll see 8000 examples of this.
As to why your real domain is not there, that's much more serious...
Search through the archives here :-)