[thelist] How to check if a domain has hosting

Roberto Gorjão roberto at asenseofdesign.com
Thu Sep 10 12:38:23 CDT 2009

Hi Krystian,

You might want to try http://www.checkdns.net

Look for forwarding/redirectioning reports... If it doesn't have it, it 
is probably not forwarded.

I have two domains -- asenseofart.com and asenseofdesign.com -- pointing 
to another -- asenseof.net -- so you might use them for comparison purposes.

Hope that helps.


Krystian - Sunlust wrote:
> 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,

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