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Other people having subdomains on a root domain that I own?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by taketheride, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. taketheride

    taketheride Junior Member

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    I have a domain that I bought about 3-4 months ago. I just started thinking of using it, but noticed that subdomains from this domain is still up and active. How can this be? If I own the domain, how can others still have sites up on its subdomains, that I have nothing to do with? What would happen if I create the same subdomain on a new site? Would their site get removed? Going to test this on one of the subdomains if I can find one that is still up but not used anymore, just wondering if anyone know what the cause of this could be?
     
  2. blackice6666

    blackice6666 Regular Member

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    Was your domain an expired domain? Maybe you still have those subdomains configured on your DNS server.
     
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  3. pilgrim

    pilgrim Junior Member

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    Shouldn't be happening. Hope this helps...
    1st - Check whois to make sure you actually own it, as presumably it was bought expired?
    2nd - Go check your DNS settings (at your domain registrar) - make sure they're correct & pointing to your hosting company.
    3rd - Go and check you're fully hosting the domain name at your hosting company.
    4th - Go in on ftp and see what's in the root folder
     
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  4. taketheride

    taketheride Junior Member

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    You're right! The domain was expired and there are no nameservers set for it as I have not yet bought hosting. Well, this feels kind of bad, as there are quite a few really quality sites as subdomains and I don't want to destroy what they have built up. Cause I guess all the subdomains will go down when I change nameservers? It isn't possible to change CNAME records at the registrar level. How would you go about this? Send an email to the biggest sites and let them know beforehand?
     
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  5. SimplrHosting

    SimplrHosting Newbie

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    I would offer the domain to them, if you need the domain for yourself, then I would rent the subdomain for them.
     
  6. taketheride

    taketheride Junior Member

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    I don't think I will sell them the domain, as it is very valuable. There are several subdomains that have high PR and great link profiles. So I guess renting the subdomains out would be my best option, how would you price it?