Article to disable hotlinking

By Sam Deering to disable hotlinking on 31 Jaurary 2011.

Lately, we have noticed a significant increase in traffic from sites that hotlink directly to files on our various properties (,,, etc.) instead of downloading and hosting them locally or taking advantage of the CDNs that we and others (Google, Microsoft, etc.) provide for this purpose.

If your site is hotlinking to jQuery domains other than, please be aware that you must update your site before this deadline or it will stop functioning normally.

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You may wish to use Google to load your jQuery files.

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