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Just thought I would share this with everyone. There is a new bot from Sweden that doesn't follow the robots.txt. It is identified as:

 

 

WocBot/Mozilla/5.0 (Wocodi Web Crawler 1.0; http://www.wocodi.com/crawler; crawler@wocodi.com)

 

I tried to go to the website mentioned and also tried to email the bot controller but did not receive a response so I blocked the bot from my websites to protect my content.

 

 

 

Chris


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Hi Chris, I don't think it's from Sweden at all. I did some digging and came up with:

 

Registrant:

Artur Robert Schneider

Apdo 561

Plasencia, XX 10600

ES

 

Domain name: WOCODI.COM

 

Administrative Contact:

Schneider, Artur Robert

Apdo 561

Plasencia, XX 10600

ES

+34.636970489

Technical Contact:

Schneider, Artur Robert

Apdo 561

Plasencia, XX 10600

ES

+34.636970489

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I also found that their CTO is a Swedish guy, a Mr Johnsson or something. Also the site is listed at spamhouse.org

 

My advice is to block that domain.

 

Thanks for sharing

 

Sara

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@@Juto

 

Hi Sara, I didn't check the domain name registrar to follow up with the origin but that bot accesses my site(s) each time from the following IP:

 

109.74.10.161 (Sweden) - 109-74-10-161-static.serverhotell.net

 

That's why I assumed a Swedish Bot.

 

 

 

 

Chris


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