[thelist] How to check if a domain has hosting

Tony Crockford tonyc at boldfish.co.uk
Sat Sep 12 16:04:56 CDT 2009

On 12 Sep 2009, at 21:53, Hassan Schroeder wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Roberto Gorjão
> <roberto at asenseofdesign.com> wrote:
>> Actually, Hassan, IP addresses are not reliable indicators in these
>> cases. The same to server configs, if redirects or forwardings have  
>> been
>> set at the domain registrar. I have both forwarded and redirected
>> domains and they all present different IPs from those to which they
>> point to, even when forwarding is established at the domain  
>> registrar.
> I have absolutely no idea what you mean by either "forwarded" or
> "redirected" in this context.
> A name server takes a hostname and returns an IP address, or vice
> versa. I'd love to see a concrete example of whatever it is you're
> describing in that last sentence, because it makes no sense to me.

Domain name registered at daily.co.uk
Nameserver at daily.co.uk

domain can be 'web forwarded' with or without a frame to another web  
address by siple set up in the daily.co.uk control panel.

I do this a lot for the .com to the .co.uk version for example.

so the IP address for a web forwarded domain will be that of the  

what happens is that the nameserver at the registrar points takes all  
requests and redirects or forwards them to another domain, hosted  

e.g. bclm.net reports its IP address as

but web requests are forwarded to bclm.co.uk ( which is  

I think that's what Roberto is referring to.

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