For several years, we have designed, maintained, and hosted (using a reseller hosting plan) a website for a client of ours - feedmylambs.net. Their site has only one domain, so while there are a few sub-domains in their DNS settings, no other domains are listed as Parked or Add-on in their account.
Recently, however, something has come up that I have never come across before. Somebody notified me that they came across a website that was displaying all our information - travel-and-tourism-news.info.
At first, I thought maybe they had copied all the information over from our site to that one. However, if I make changes on our site, it is reflected on that one too, so it has to be mirrored somehow. When I looked up the who is information on that domain, it has the nameservers listed as something totally different than the ones we use. If this is the case, I can't figure out how that domain is doing this.
I have always believed that, in order for a domain to mirror another, it has to be pointing to that server, and the server has to have it listed in their system to receive it correctly. Neither of these things are in play here. So, why is this happening? And what can I do to stop it? I plan on sending a copyright notice to the owner of that domain, but they are listed in England. What can I do if they don't respond to my demand/request?
I figured it could be as much. I guess I figured since we've had this dedicated IP address for a few years, then we would be the only ones using it by now (kind of like a cellphone number).
Also, for some reason, I thought that on the server end, we had to list the domains that are associated with the account - that could mirror (or park) there. I didn't know that anybody could point their domain to our IP address and have it mirror our site.
I went ahead and took Hughesey's advice and used the following code in my .htaccess file (they include the full URL's, but since I haven't posted 5 times in this forum, I'm not allowed to post them). Seems to work okay. Thanks for the pointers!!!