Why is Majestic not bypassing .htaccess?

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  1. Kanye West

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    Why are third party link crawlers not bypassing .htaccess by using fake user agents?
     
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    How do you know they're not?
     
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    Because it's disrespectful and wouldn't do their reputation any good.
     
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    Do you want them to?
     
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    bypass or not bypass?
     
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    Because they don't have access to that file, only you do and the hosting company that manages the servers. The .htaccess file is hidden in your server's directody and cannot be accessed externally unless they have your FTP/login details.