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    What is this?
    I did a search for my website at Jeves.com and the site appeared under:

    www.xxxx.de.redirect.keljob.com

    I have never seen such an appendix:
    redirect.keljob.com

    Does anybody know what it is? Is it dangerous?

    roland

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    Actually it's the keljob.com that is the primary domain, not what you did for the xxx. Everything before that are subdomains for keljob.com.

    Is it dangerous? Depends on what is contained on the site. It is not uncommon to see that kind of web site structuring used is deceptive practices, however it's just a way of structuring a domain and doesn't necessarily indicate any type of problem.

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    Ms.B.
    the www.xxxx.de is the name of one of my domains. All links within http://www.xxxx.de.redirect.keljob.com/

    are also changed to

    www.yyy.com.redirect.keljob.com
    or

    www.zzz.net.redirect.keljob.com

    where alls the xxx,yyy,zzz domains are my websites.

    and now, when I type in a webaddress in my address bar it always gets the appendix redirect.keljob.com.

    Is this a virus or adware ?


    roland

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    Understand now Roland. There was another thread about this on the boards. Maybe someone can remember what it was and post the link. It's fool drudgery with the SE's. If I remember correctly some folks may have posted some protective measures you can take against this nonsense.

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    might be this thread that Kellie is referring to...

    website hijacking - how to prevent
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=53736

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    I contacted them an got the following mail:

    ello,

    We confirm reception of your message and recognize its sensitive nature.
    Having received several similar messages from people who have mistakenly
    accused Keljob's redirect system as "stealing" the very sites that it
    redirects, we assure you that this was not our intent and we are working to
    correct the source of the confusion.

    Keljob is an internet job search engine. We send internet users/job hunters
    to the clients' sites and developed a redirect server to allow us to track
    the consultation of job offers on our clients' websites.

    To explain, we'll use the URL http://www.12345678901.com as an example. If
    this were a valid website, the URL
    http://www.12345678901.com.redirect.keljob.com would redirect the user to
    http://www.12345678901.com. The content displayed in the user's browser
    would be EXACTLY the same as the original site. The redirect system at
    *.redirect.keljob.com acts as an intermediary between the user's browser and
    the site http://www.12345678901.com, in the same way as a proxy server acts
    as an intermediary between a workstation user and the Internet.

    The redirector thus acts as a kind of HTTP router or real-time proxy server.
    But this program is a victim of its own flexibility because the server can
    instantly redirect to any website. Unfortunately, many sites on our redirect
    server were indexed by search engine spiders. Several site owners were
    subsequently convinced that we had copied their entire site and stole their
    content.

    This is not the case and was never our intent.

    A few months ago, we were indexed by Google, Yahoo, MSN, as well as others.
    We immediately created the correct robots.txt file as well as a few
    filtering systems to prevent the search engine robots from consulting pages
    via our redirector. Despite preventing future spiders, some pages on our
    redirect server are still found among search engine results. Indexed in
    September 2004, the pages remain in Google's cache. We are currently in
    discussion with Google to un-index any site whose address is
    *.redirect.keljob.com. This may take several weeks to implement. We also
    plan on implementing a white list which permits the redirection only of
    client sites.

    As you can see, we have not "stolen" any content, although we understand the
    complaints of some site owners. We thus assure you that we are working to
    correct the problem which should be resolved soon. Please do not hesitate to
    contact us for further information.

    Sincerely,
    Keljob

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    File a DMCA complaint at Google - that'll de-index their cached results.

    http://www.google.com/dmca.html

    They can file a counter notification per number 3 there at Google:
    3. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each search result or message identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."

    Will settle the issue. Include in your DMCA that the site claims they were accidentally indexed through a mistake and that their claim that it wasn't willful appears honest and that you're filing the DMCA to get your content de-indexed from Google's cache - which is apparently the desire, but unachieved goal, of the accidental infringer.

    If the infringer has made no prgress to this point, I don't see any other recourse for the harm done to your business. Perhaps the infringer would agree to DMCA themselves, with appropriate explanation, to get the content they want de-indexed removed.

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    It's not just a redirect. They're loading the page, modifying the links on it, and serving the page up themselves. That can be a major security issue, as your users may be entering stuff into forms and submitting it to them, thinking they're submitting it to you.

    I just did some experimenting and discovered that they're hitting the server in this IP range:

    213.41.67.*

    Just block that range and you'll block them from using your content.
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