[thelist] Block a Referring URL

Dennis Lapcewich dlapcewich at fs.fed.us
Fri Mar 10 12:12:26 CST 2006

Are you referring to the concept where web site A links to web site B not
to their home page but a subordinate web page?  If so, it's called deep
linking.  Do a Google search on "deep linking."

FWIW, I hope your client has deep pockets.  The  case law is still evolving
on deep linking and legal beagle fees can be expensive.


thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org wrote on 03/10/2006 09:25:26 AM:

> Ordinarily, external incoming links are a good thing, but what about when
> it is not a good thing?  Is there a way to block a referring/incoming
> For example, www.company-one.com has a link to a particular page on
> www.company-two.com's Web site.  Can company-two.com block the incoming
> links that company-one has set up?
> I am trying to fulfill a client's request.  Direct contact has been
> established, a removal request has been sent and dismissed (by said
> company-one), and now it is moving towards a legal/court situation.
> So, what I'd like to do, if possible, is simply block the link that is
> coming from the other web site.  Can I do this with .htaccess, or
> something else as simple?  Google returned more noise than signal for the
> KWs I searhced for.
> Info:
> "company-two" is running Apache on Linux.
> Thanks,
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