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Hi Guys,

Do any of you guys know about the below site:

g e k o g e e k dot c o m

 

It seems to be copying entire articles from hackaday and 43oh. Although the article is "via'ed" back to the main site, the content and pics are an exact copy.

 

Whois just produces a name. It looks like it is pulling the latest info via RSS or something. Can I block it, if so?

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It seems to be copying entire articles from hackaday and 43oh. Although the article is "via'ed" back to the main site, the content and pics are an exact copy.

Not even that. Pics are hotlinks to HaD/43oh. Who did you say was paying for the bandwidth...? Maybe you should serve up goatse for them (google://apache+hotlink+prevent+rewrite or I'm sure there's a couple of us who can help).

 

Whois just produces a name. It looks like it is pulling the latest info via RSS or something. Can I block it, if so?

I certainly am not going to cry my pillow wet if there's one less site fscking up search results at large. :grin: I said : g r i n : you dork : g r i n : not Very Happy.

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Gekogeek is a Romanian spammer, IMO.

 

Check out the whois record for the domain:

Hostname:		gekogeek.com
IP address:		204.12.225.105
Organization:		WholeSale Internet
ISP:		WholeSale Internet
City:		Kansas City
Country:		United States 
State:		Missouri
Postal Code:		64106
Timezone:		America/Chicago
Local Time:		19.11.2011 14:40:26

 

Whois Lookup Result for Gekogeek.com | Gekogeek
The data contained in GoDaddy.com, Inc.'s WhoIs database,
while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided "as is"
with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This
information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you
in obtaining information about domain name registration records.
Any use of this data for any other purpose is expressly forbidden without the prior written
permission of GoDaddy.com, Inc. By submitting an inquiry,
you agree to these terms of usage and limitations of warranty. In particular,
you agree not to use this data to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible,
dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any
purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and
and solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree
not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic
processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose,
including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes. 

Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified
in the "registrant" field. In most cases, GoDaddy.com, Inc. 
is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database.


Registrant:
Razvan Olteanu
Complexului 10 bl 40 ap 83
Bucuresti, Bucuresti 70000
Romania

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: GEKOGEEK.COM
Created on: 11-May-11
Expires on: 11-May-12
Last Updated on: 11-May-11

Administrative Contact:
Olteanu, Razvan  
Complexului 10 bl 40 ap 83
Bucuresti, Bucuresti 70000
Romania
+04-072-365-9699 Fax -- 

Technical Contact:
Olteanu, Razvan  
Complexului 10 bl 40 ap 83
Bucuresti, Bucuresti 70000
Romania
+04-072-365-9699 Fax -- 

Domain servers in listed order:
NS75.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS76.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

 

If he is using gekogeek.com to scrape the site then you can block IP 204.12.225.105. Redirect him to CNN.com or something else benign like fbi.gov. :lol:

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Seems like a simple aggregator, no different in my opinion as Google, Yahoo, hackaday, hackedgadgets, or combined RSS feeds.

 

And even at that, checking the site's code, shows no ad serving being done. If anything, the site just increases the 43oh's standing in google search results due to link backs.

 

Now, it be nice if the via link was shown on the main page as well as the individual articles, but it seems harmless. The hotlinking pics is a bit on the rude side, and the apache mod rewrite is the best way of fixing that. But honestly, if they want the content, there is no real way to stop it.

 

As per the IP address, it's just a hosting service. Site's most likely on a shared server with like 2000 more sites.

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