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As @Simon_Hayer notes, there's no good way to prevent this entirely. However, if it's just a nameserver thing, you could create a new nameserver, ns.domaina.com (with the same IP address as ns1.myserver.com) and use that as domaina.com's nameserver. Again, this might not solve the main problem, but it will at least solve the "nameserver problem" you ...


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Users, google and other major search engines are able to detect finger prints from a variety of methods. Simply adding a dedicated IP is not enough, especially if the IP is provided by the same IP block chain. To reduce the finger prints your site must use the following: a different name server, or use one that is used by hundreds to thousands of ...


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The short answer is yes. Adding the domain name and IP to your HOSTS file will resolve the domain, locally, to the IP you have entered. When you then visit that domain in your web browser, along with your request to the web server (at that IP address you entered), your browser will send the domain name you have requested. The shared web server will then use ...


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Yes - altering a HOSTS file locally to redirect a domain to an IP isn't the same as simply typing in that IP into the browser. The reason why is that in shared hosting, one IP address houses multiple domains. When you type in that IP address of "your" site (which is also the IP of other sites as well), the server can either a) Give an error b/c it doesn't ...


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I understand your concern. Large ban lists are hard to manage and take quite a bit of time. As well, you may be banning users that can benefit from your content even if you believe that the user will not convert into sales, or other call to action. It is rarely recommended that whole countries be blocked. It is likely that your previous administrator felt ...


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Speak to the hosting provider and ask them if they do outbound IP or DNS blocking and if so what the policy with those blocks are. There could be a DNS issue connecting to mailchimp, or could be a firewall restriction. They may be blocking access to mailchimp for fear of it being used by webmasters to send spam in which case they may allow access if you ...


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The best method would be to ask your hosting provider, but if you have SSH access you could do a simple ping, curl or even traceroute. If you do not have SSH access then you may be able to run this PHP script: SOURCE if (!$file) $status = -1; // Site is down else { fclose($file); $status = ($stoptime - $starttime) * 1000; $status = ...


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If you do not specifically have a dedicated IP address from GoDaddy then you are being hosted on a shared IP address. GoDaddy doesn't give each client a dedicated IP address and instead uses IP addresses that are shared to host multiple client sites on a single address. Because of this if you try and view one of these shared addresses in your browser you ...


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This sounds line someone might be crawling or tracking your site. I doubt it is the Googlebot or Adbot as these crawl from Google owned IP addresses and are identifiable as belonging to Google but that doesn't mean that other crawlers aren't crawling your site based on these ads as when they crawl a site that is showing your ads then they will have a link to ...


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Additionally XLHost is a U.S registered company with an abuse report email that sell dedicated servers. It is quite possible they are unaware that their services are being used for click bombing. Do go ahead and block the range as it is unlikely a genuine website user will be accessing the site through a hosted dedicated server, but also try emailing the ...


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Since XLHOST owns their own IP space you can look up the IP blocks they own using the ARIN whois lookup. There could be other IP blocks that are not listed here in which they are using (such as if they were utilizing IP space in which they do not directly own and are just leasing from other providers) but it looks like they are all listed. XLHOST Netblocks ...



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