Yes I received an email from Cloudflare and they told me to post here on the Community.
And yes I’ve contacted the registrar - Godaddy. I also filed an abuse report there but they haven’t gotten back to me yet. That was almost 2 weeks ago. I tried chatting to their customer support but they were very unhelpful.
The referrer header would only ever show the abusive domains if the associated link resided on the abusive domain’s website. However, this isn’t usually the case - the links typically exist on other websites.
Apparently they’re too busy for non-paying Cloudflare members which is why they told me to post here.
I have been using Google’s disavow tool daily. However, I would prefer not to do this and remove the actual source of the problem, i.e. the redirects. There are thousands of backlinks and having to disavow these every day is becoming a nightmare.
Since they both redirect to https://www.example.com/abc-def/ which is actually the 404 WordPress page, for which you say is your website / domain, and it’s also using Cloudflare, I’d suggest you to setup either:
Page Rule with a Forwarding Rule 301 to some non-existing page
Firewall Rule where if URI path contains abc-def followed by the action “block”
That way, any request would not touch your origin host at all cost, either being redirected at the DNS before using a Page Rule to some bla-bla.com non-existing domain, otherwise it would be presented with a standard Cloudflare’s 1020 Access Deniied page.
I’d say a temporary solution, however a permanent way to clear this out at least for this case for now.
Just deny the access at all cost and lookup for further if the redirect path would change and if you’d start getting traffic to some other path of your Website, meaning someone is trying to hurt you or something else is between this
I’d suggest you to try using some online tool to lookup for the DNS history for those domains.
Yes i did complete the form from “abuse Cloudflare portal” but after not hearing from them for over a week, I decided to send a message to Cloudflare Support and that’s when they told me that I should seek help from Cloudflare Community.