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    I have a licensed copy of VB running as a single instance, on a single server. However, the entire site is accessible via two domains which are simply overlaid one over the other so domain1.com/forum == domain2/forum

    This appears to cause a problem with licensing as I have just received a DCMA notice from my ISP regarding domain2. I had not been contacted by the licencing company previously and their first approach was to issue a DCMA notice to my ISP.

    Any thoughts or comments?

    Thanks
    John

  • #2
    If the domains show exactly the same thing as the other, you should be okay.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Incendium
      If the domains show exactly the same thing as the other, you should be okay.
      He is right.

      If the first domain is just an alias, redirect, forward to the other (original) domain, then it shows as 1 license, each the same content, style, etc .. there is no problem.

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      • #4
        OK, "Pirate Reports" have accepted that it was a mistake and called off the dogs! As far as I can see though there is no way to add a duplicate URL to the vBulletin database, so this is likely to happen to other people.

        I was also slightly surprised to be told by Pirate Reports that "the site has no contact details" when every page has the standard "Contact us" link -- just how good is their understanding of vb?

        John

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        • #5
          Not every site, they were probaly looking for a direct email?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Zachery
            Not every site, they were probaly looking for a direct email?
            I used to have direct email links, but have removed them from most of my sites due to the amount of spam they attract. I suspect that many others will be doing the same.

            In the meantime I have been impressed with the follow up from Pirate Reports who have also sent me a "no excuses" apology!

            I was initally concerned at what seemed to be a rather heavy handed approach, but I'm happy that this was a simple oversight. Looks like they're doing a good job of protecting Jelsoft's best interests!

            John

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            • #7
              I didn't check your domain WHOIS record, but maybe that is what they look for and it is set to your hosting company and not your contact email.

              It probably is not possible to setup multiple domains because it is made for one instance of vBulletin. If you could add multiple domains than users could install multiple times and just set multiple domains and it would require so much more time to compare instances with eachother.

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              • #8
                What is this "Pirate Reports" ?

                Does it mean jelsoft put them onto your other domain or someone else?

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                • #9
                  Pirate Reports is the company Jelsoft uses to deal with illegal and unlicensed vBulletin usage.

                  Who reported the other domain will probably not be disclosed...
                  Best Regards
                  Colin Frei

                  Please don't contact me per PM.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, they are the company hired by vBulletin that go after naughty users
                    Fortunatly not everybody is naught (like in this case) and it has cleared out.

                    There are a few ways this could happen, a) a user has reported the other domain or b) the call home feature reported both urls and then there is a piracy report because 1 instance shows multiple domains.

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