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Re: Detecting parked domains

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Aug 02 21:07:12 2006

On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> I have over 100 domains on my personal web server.  _NONE_ of them
> are parked, although not all have web pages (and of the ones that do,
> none have ads).

I tried not to attribute malice on the part of domain parking operators.
I am looking for a way that you, or anyone else, could indicate a domain
should not be considered "in service" although the name is registered and
has an A record pointing to an active server so when I check that name
it doesn't require a human to interpret the results.

Most of the legit domain parking operators make it pretty obvious to
a human looking at the web page its not an active domain name , e.g. The
Future Home Of XYZ, Buy This Domain Now, etc.  Unfortunately what may
be obvious to a human is sometimes difficult for a dumb computer.  I
just want a way to make it equally obvious to a computer. As Randy points
out, there is more to the Net than the Web, so the better solution should
not depend on sending a query to port 80.