Well, I learned something new today :)
I just recently started my affiliate program about a year ago, & since I don't have an experienced affiliate manager, I am learning slowly rather than quickly.
Anyway, I just recently noticed that one of my affiliates had their domain pointing to my site & I got upset, b/c I never gave him him permission to do that.
At first I was using the words "copy", which he was focusing on to avoid taking responsibility for what he was doing & then I realized he wasn't really "copying" my site per say, but I still feel it is unethical, certainly lazy, if not a violation of copyright laws.
Then someone pointed out that maybe Google or other SEs could penalize me b/c his domain is actually forwarded to my site & then the affiliate URL is cloaked.
Does anyone have the answer to this as to whether Google would penalize and/or whether he is actually in violation of copyright laws?
I'd love to hear from another company where this happened to their affiliate program & what they did.