[thelist] How to check if a domain has hosting

Jon Molesa rjmolesa at consoltec.net
Thu Sep 10 13:22:35 CDT 2009

*On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 05:29:12PM +0100 Krystian - Sunlust <sunlust at gmail.com> wrote:

> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:29:12 +0100
> From: Krystian - Sunlust <sunlust at gmail.com>
> Subject: [thelist] How to check if a domain has hosting
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Hi,
> We have a bit of a problem with one of the clients, he has over 20
> different domains and due to problems with forwarding and the settings
> he is loosing out on SEO I provide.
> His hosting company claims that there is no hosting on a number of
> domains, just redirect, but I can see that on some of those domains
> there is PR (Google bar shows it), while on others there isn't.
> Google is totally confused ranking few of the domains, while it
> shouldn't if they're forwarded.
> I was thinking it might be framed forwarding, but if I hover some of
> the links on the website they go to www.xxx.com while others go to
> www.yyy.com (xxx.com being the domain, www.yyy.com being the domain it
> should be forwarded to)
> I tried to type www.xxx.com/cpanel and it comes up with a dialog box,
> now, if it's frame forwarding, is it possible that it's taking that
> Cpanel login from the domain it should be forwarding to?
> Anyway, sorry for going deep into details, I can't provide the URL or
> the code due to the privacy of the client, but in theory, is there any
> way to check if a domain has hosting on it?
> Best regards,
Are you sure they're redirecting instead of setting up a DNS record
which the webserver treats separately?

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