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getting listed as an "related site" in whois query.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by devilsoldcoats, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. devilsoldcoats

    devilsoldcoats Newbie

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    I was ran a WHOIS query today on a forum that discusses a niche product i'm about to sell. I used Domaintools and a part of the info it gave me was "related sites". There were three. One established company that sells these products (that is cunningly deceitful), One spammy as all hell web-site that sells them and the site of one dodgy merchant that sells a bunch of crap that is unrelated.

    So I'm wondering, Does anyone know what these sites did to get them listed as being "related sites" in domaintools.com's WHOIS ?

    How does it affect SEO ?
     
  2. twinkle88

    twinkle88 Junior Member

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    It may be because of the three websites sharing the same ip address.
     
  3. devilsoldcoats

    devilsoldcoats Newbie

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    thanks, just checked. none of them do. and this "related sites" field only shows up for some sites when i run A WHOIS on domaintools. I had never seen it before.

    can anyone else hazard a guess at what's going on ?