Illegal URL redirection problems

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Hi all,

If you don't mind, I will be concise (URLs used here are made up):
  • I have a website example.com.
  • Someone buys a domain exampleRedirect.com, and directly points it to my website example.com.
  • When someone types in their browser exampleRedirect.com, they immediately arrive at my site -> example.com.
  • Google now sees crappy backlinks for exampleRedirect.com as my own backlinks for example.com
  • My site gets burned for having crappy backlinks.

I tried contacting their hosting provider, and their provided contact address, but no reply. I am googling for several days now about this problem, but none solution so far.

Anyone has any suggestions? Apologies if I missed key information somewhere.

Thank you in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmcsweeney
    I don't think there is a technical solution to this as your server would see the 301 as a regular client request. Have you tried contacting the domain registrar? Not sure if you could maybe do something with a DMCA request too?
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  • Profile picture of the author UK US Marketing
    Surely Google are going to give up on all the negative SEO soon. Its just so easy to screw people over. I'd contact Google, maybe its a new black hat tactic they need to take a look at.
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  • Profile picture of the author heavyjay
    You'd think after all the updates that kind of link would no longer have any negative juice.
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