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.htaccess Assistance Please

BRK Brandon

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Hi all, 

We're experiencing issues with people from a malicious website linking to us and sending malicious traffic to us. We want to redirect them to a legal disclaimer page. So any referral links to our site from their site that are clicked on via their site would be taken to the legal disclaimer page.

I have another personal website which I can use to test such a rule in .htaccess but unfortunately I am failing to get it to work. 

Current .htaccess:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /~bayour8/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} .*\.(jpeg|jpg|gif|png)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule . /~bayour8/public/404.php [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /~bayour8/index.php [L]
#suPHP_ConfigPath /home/bayour8/public_html

I am trying to add the following where domainx would be the referring (malicious) domain and domainy is our domain/website:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*domainx.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .* http://www.domainy.com/disclaimer/ [L]

When I use my personal website and put it's domain name for domainx though and put links for it to our website domainy, I am not redirected. It's as if the referer rule is being completely ignored. Any ideas?


Note: I have tested the above rule between two other domains I own and can get it to work fine. 

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