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Although i haven't heard of anyone 'mapping' a sites ip address to copy the content.
Perhaps someone could explain that to me?
As for preventing visitors seeing your content on their site, i dont think its possible. Maybe if someone can explain the mapping i could work out what was happening?
You could report them to google for duplicate/stealing content from yourselves. Thats all i can suggest at the moment.
It means that your server accept queries regardless of the hostname. You should set it up to serve your content from a virtual host, and set an empty directory as the home for the default site.
So, my site is displayed with their hostname in the URL bar.
Achernar, can you provide any pointers for setting up the site to serve as a virtual host?
Is there any other way to prevent this?
There should be a fairly easy way to stop it, but I don't know it off hand.
Also, I'm unsure why they would do this. It's still your content they are showing so it would be your ads/product/etc. they are showing as well....what's in it for them?
If this was happening to me, I would do a 301 redirect from othersite.com to myseite.com.
This works as follows. Assume that your domain name is good.com and their domain name is evil.com. Everyone visiting pages from evil.com will only see absolute links to pages on your domain good.com. Visitors to evil.com will therefore as soon as they click on an internal link be transferred to good.com. Pagerank assigned to evil.com pages will be distributed to your good.com pages via these internal links.