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    Default Is my site being stolen?

    There is a domain that I do not own that is directed to my site.
    My site is http://www.johnniehaus.com
    The other domain that is showing my content is http://wmreuters.com
    It is not copying my content, it shows my content live just as my domain does. It's as if the wmreuters domain is pointing to my account!
    What is this? What is going on? How can I stop wmreuters.com from showing my site?

    UPDATE EDIT.
    I have added a 301 redirect to my htaccess file so anyone visiting via wmreuters.com will come to MY domain instead.
    I would still like to know what is going on, and why wmreuters is pointing to my site.
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    That is pretty odd. Not sure I have ever seen this before. I did a look up on your domain name and the one in question and they are both pointed to the same IP. 209.236.64.79 Do you have a dedicated or shared IP account? Is it an older Site Manager Account or a newer cPanel account. If it is an older Site Manager account do you see it listed in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. The whois lookup on wmreuters.com shows it as being registered through www.markmonitor.com an pointing to their nameservers. Have you contacted WestHost about this yet? You could also contact Mark Monitor and see what they say about it since it is registered through them.
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    This is a 4.0 account with a dedicated ip. WH changed the ip a while ago, maybe there was a mix up.
    I have changed my htaccess file to return a 403 forbidden code for that domain.
    I will contact WH support to see if there is something they can do, or if I have to contact that domain owner.
    Thanks.
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    I would almost bet that the issue is with the name servers for Mark Monitor and that some how they are pointing that domain to the new IP you received. That being said, I would think that West Host should be able to contact them and get it straightened out. Let us know how this turns out.... I am curious if I was on the right track.
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    WH says they can not do anything about it.
    The domain is owned by Global Link, and they can point their site wherever they want.
    I will e-mail them and ask them to point their site elsewhere.

    Currently I have the 403 block set up with a custom message that simply says "No" (IE does not show it).
    I suppose, if they wont redirect their site, I could make the message something rude. lol.
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    I e-mailed the Global Link e-mail address listed in the whois info for that domain.
    The e-mail failed, I guess that address is no longer valid.
    So I visited Global Links website, found a contact e-mail, and sent it to them.
    I politely asked that they redirect that domain elsewhere.
    So far they have not done so, and my 403 block is still rejecting it.

    I can make the custom 403 message say anything I want. If I start feeling mischievous I may make an offensive 403 page. Maybe they'll redirect it then.
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    lemme clarify. 209.236.64.79 is your IP for http://www.johnniehaus.com right? Then who is http://wmreuters.com? someone or your olds site?? I took a look at the site. It says just "No".
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    Olsen,
    If you go back and read the full thread, you'll see that wmreuters.com is not owned or related to Armadillo in any way. For some reason who ever does own that domain has pointed it to his dedicated IP. He tried to contact the owners of the domain to let them know of the issue but they seem to be unconcerned. Perhaps it is an old domain that is now abandoned and not monitored. Who knows. The page you are seeing with "No" on it is simply a redirect that Armadillo has added on his server. Probably a good idea since otherwise it might hurt is ranking with search engines based on duplicate content.
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    Sorry about that. This is the first time I heard about this issue. a domain with an IP from another domain.

    Retrieving DNS records for wmreuters.com...
    DNS servers
    glns6.globallink.com
    glns3.globallink.com
    glns4.globallink.com
    glns5.globallink.com

    Im just curious about this.

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    Email: paalves@globallink.com

    Have you tried calling as well?
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    I don't know if he tried to call them or not.
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