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Re: Detecting parked domains

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 15:22:39 2006

* Jeremy Chadwick:

> On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 09:10:31PM +0200, 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.
> It seemed quite obvious to me: he's talking about domain squatting.

I've heard suggestions to treat "parked" domains less threatening than
other types of domain squatting.  This approach is somewhat dubious,
based on a few things we've seen.