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3:17 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i found a link in an external link to one of my sites www.weirdurl.com -- and when i go to the url - it forwards back to my site...

ummmmm, huh? anyone know what to do about this?

3:34 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Look up the WhoIs information and see who owns it, then contact them?

I've done some like this too (to help out other sites with keyword - type in domains) but I've always verified it was OK with the webmaster first.

Although, for all you know it could be a friend joking with you. ;)

5:01 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i just called some kid in canada.

me: do you own wierdurl.com?

he: uhhh, yeah.

me: it's forwarding to MY site

he: uhhhhh

me: change it before i call your host.

he: uk okay.

me: click.

sooooo let's see what happens

5:08 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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maybe it's a compliment

does the domain have anything to do with what you do? Might send some traffic.

5:10 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm doing that with one of my undeveloped domains. It gets a bit of type-in traffic that I can't use so I'm just forwarding the visitors to a highly relevant site in the same region.

It never occurred to me that anyone would take offense to a bit of free traffic.

2:30 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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nahhhh it can't be a compliment...my site is in a specific niche and the forwarding url is some-scammy-hosting-name.com
 

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