I plan on making distributions for dating sites and stuff like that.

Maybe sell them as functional themes.

How do I lock the distribution and theme so the client can only use it on 1 URL?

I have seen this done with many website and templates, how can I do this with Drupal?

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I see 2 possible approaches (there might be others):

  • Include "something" that requires an API key, whereas 1 such key can be used on 1 URL only.
  • Offer a "hosted" version only, which uses your distribution. That way you don't have to ... "distribute" the distribution.

PS: Drupal is GPL, so before creating something that is based on Drupal, make sure you do understand the legal aspects of GPL ...

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