[thelist] How to check if a domain has hosting

Mohan Arun L marun2 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 06:55:53 CDT 2009

>>but in theory, is there any
way to check if a domain has hosting on it?

Check with

To go deeper, you can query the dns records of the suspect domain
using online dns tools to see if it matches with the dns records of
the domains that do have hosting.


I think you need to check the similarity of A, SOA and CNAME records.

>>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?

No, I guess this would mean xxx.com is hosted. Not a domain redirect.
Anyway, confirm with DNS queries (above)

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