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Other domains pointing to my IP address and mirroring my website

I found in my analytics that at least 3 other domains are mirroring my website by pointing to my ip address. Is there a way to automatically prevent this without having to setup a vhost and 301 redirecting to my website?

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I have same issue. Can you point to the tutorial link where i get this information?

redirect or blocking this traffic outright with a firewall on your droplet or directly in your web server configuration

Not really. DNS allows you to point any name to any IP address. Often this happens unintentionally as someone points a domain to their droplet and later deletes the droplet or their account but fails to remove the old DNS record.

Apart from creating a redirect or blocking this traffic outright with a firewall on your droplet or directly in your web server configuration you can run a whois on these other domains and try reaching out to the domain owners using the contact email listed (if they aren’t using a privacy shield on their domain registration).