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License Verification, why?

Verringer

Active member
#1
I've had this question for a long time.

Why is XenForo's license verification done in such an odd way. I love having the code, for verifying you own the license with websites (TAZ is my primary example) - however for reporting a stolen license it isn't much good, since you have to ask the person for their code. WHMCS do it like this.

Would it be possible to have a license checker created that returns whether that domain is licensed - would help with piracy. Thanks. Also, not sure where this would go so I put it here.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#6
It's to stop people not using a XenForo license and getting away with it - it's too difficult to report a site for suspicion of being ran illegally.
Really? Using the Contact Us link and saying "Hey, I think <link to forum here> is using an illegal copy of Xenforo and thought you should know" is difficult?
 

Verringer

Active member
#7
Really? Using the Contact Us link and saying "Hey, I think <link to forum here> is using an illegal copy of Xenforo and thought you should know" is difficult?
No, however based on suspicion is a waste of the staff's time. I know far too many for the staff to check based on suspicion.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#9
I mean a system to enter a domain into a field and it'll return whether that domain is licensed or not - if it isn't, we know if it's worthwhile to submit a report to you guys.
The verification system was primarily for resource providers so that we could verify if someone is a possible pirate or not. Really isn't meant for people who just want to find pirates.