I do not believe the right solution is an all-out ban on vBulletin, and I know for a fact some of our clients do have legitimate licenses. Some other hosts ask for a verification of license numbers, or similar, however all the client has to do is falsify this information. We could check with you guys individually for each website with vBulletin, however that seems to me a huge waste of both time and energy on both ends.
But I do absolutely want to put a stop to this because I think vBulletin is a great service, and I'd really love to be the free hosting provider of choice for anyone with a valid vBulletin license. So my question, or suggestions if it doesn't exist:
Is there any easy way to check if a vBulletin is nulled or not? I assume each vBulletin contains a license somewhere, and that license corresponds to a particular domain or IP address, so I'd really like to be able to check quickly and verify that a license corresponds to the right domain or IP address. I know you guys have a system to do this.
If I can know what to do, and this process can be effectively automated, I can maintain full knowledge of who is pirating your software, and put a stop to it.
I also need to ask, if one of your customers moves their website, what happens to the license? Does it also need to be updated?