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  • This is against the rules, right?

    I have one vBulletin license, one database, one set of files.

    I would have one domain--www.test1.com--point to one section of the forum that would have it's own style, rules, forums, and that sort of thing.

    I would have another domain--www.test2.com--point to another section of the forum that would have IT'S own style, rules, forums, and things like that.

    What I'm asking, though, is this against the rules? I think I read something about it awhile ago saying you're not allowed to run two sites on one license, but I just want to make sure.


  • #2
    This would require two licenses:

    vBulletin license grants you the right to run one instance (a single installation) of the Software on one web server and one web site for each license purchased. Each license may power one instance of the Software on one domain. For each installed instance of the Software, a separate license is required. Modifications to the software or database to circumvent the one-license-one-board rule are prohibited.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol
      This would require two licenses:
      You sure? I don't think that you understand what he means?

      so this: www.df3.net would be illigal too?
      Originally Posted by Zachery
      John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

      Originally Posted by Martin
      We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.

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      • #4
        Yes, I'm sure:

        Modifications to the software or database to circumvent the one-license-one-board rule are prohibited.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
        Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

        Steve Machol Photography


        Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol
          Yes, I'm sure:

          Modifications to the software or database to circumvent the one-license-one-board rule are prohibited.
          so what are the modifications to the software and database?
          Originally Posted by Zachery
          John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

          Originally Posted by Martin
          We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.

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          • #6
            I wouldn't be modifying the code in any way... I would only be using what features vB has to seperate the sites.

            But thanks Steve.

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            • #7
              Anything that makes it appear to be separate boards.

              I would have one domain--www.test1.com--point to one section of the forum that would have it's own style, rules, forums, and that sort of thing.

              I would have another domain--www.test2.com--point to another section of the forum that would have IT'S own style, rules, forums, and things like that.
              Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
              Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

              Steve Machol Photography


              Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol
                Anything that makes it appear to be separate boards.
                but pointing a domain to a subforum isnt Modifications to the software or database
                Originally Posted by Zachery
                John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

                Originally Posted by Martin
                We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.

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                • #9
                  If it can be done without modifying the database or code, then it should be fine. The details are a bit sketchy though.
                  Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                  Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                  Steve Machol Photography


                  Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                  • #10
                    However (I'm presuming) you can have other domains point to your site,
                    (like the 20+ .com,.org,.net,.info etc domains I needed to get to protect my site name.

                    Mark
                    Mark

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Steve Machol
                      If it can be done without modifying the database or code, then it should be fine. The details are a bit sketchy though.
                      Andrew111888, your answer^
                      Originally Posted by Zachery
                      John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

                      Originally Posted by Martin
                      We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.

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                      • #12
                        Yeah you can have other domains point to your site or even multiple files on multiple webservers as long as they point to the same mysql server and produce the same board.

                        Ie. people who use round robin page serving because there site gets so many users a day.
                        Scott MacVicar

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                        • #13
                          http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103150

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                          • #14
                            Looks like I'll be closing my current board then.

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                            • #15
                              Would using sub domain addresses also fall under this?

                              I was thinking of having seperate sub domains point to certain ships or section of my RPG forum.

                              Example:

                              ship1.site.com
                              ship2.site.com

                              the styles would be the same (unless of course the user has selected something different from the default one) and the entire board would still be accessible by the normal navigation in the navbar.

                              Thanks for your time!!
                              RPG Warfare
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