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Re: Detecting parked domains
On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Florian Weimer wrote: > > Has anyone come up with a quick method for detecting if a domain > > name is parked, but is not being used except displaying ads? > > AFAICT, the main challenge is to define what "parked" means in the > context of your application. There seems to be DNSBL's for every other thing, I was expecting to find one for parked domain names or the server IP addresses used. This was for personal interest, rather than a commercial opportunity. I'm a lousy typist and its unlikely change. But I can write computer applications. I'd rather get a message my application can process rather than relying on a human. My preference is "legitimate" domain parking firms included a standardized piece of meta-data my application could detect and use as "this domain doesn't really exist." Sorta of a variant of the web robots.txt file, but I prefer it to be application independent, instead of assuming everything is HTTP Port 80. Perhaps start with a standard record associated with the parked domain, i.e. _notexist.example.com. For less legitimate domain parking (i.e. typo-squatters), its a different problem.