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She continued hosting the site (with all the back-issues available for free) until the beginning of this year, when she let the hosting lapse and the domain name expire. Was she aware that when it expires anyone can pick up that domain name for any reason? Some people don’t realize that an expired domain will be resold. I also posted to the Security ...


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The only thing your friend can do to protect themselves is to contact a lawyer trying to assert copyright on the published material.


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Avoid this in future by registering a domain name with a registrar, establishing that your whois information shows you to be the domain owner. Once you have ownership, then look for a hosting provider. In the real world, there will be two separate charges, one for domain name registration and one for hosting and established rights to the domain name ...


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I think your question is open to too much opinion and interpretation. There is no definite answer for the simple fact that the domain itself expired. So, how could it have been hijacked? Well, if he registered your best option and advice would be to contact this person as directly as you can and I would avoid any email contact. Try to get their phone number. ...


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There is no way to specifically block 302 redirects to your site from other domains. The only thing you are able to do is block referrals which are not coming from within your site but this would prevent linking in which is not a good practice for SEO. As for your concern regarding hijacking your SERP ranking it won't work by 302 redirecting to you. The ...


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