[thelist] How to check if a domain has hosting

Jason Handby jason.handby at corestar.co.uk
Sat Sep 12 16:06:38 CDT 2009

> 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.

I think they're talking about the case where a hostname resolves to server A, but when a page is requested from server A it returns either an HTTP redirect to a website on server B, or alternatively a frameset containing one frame which loads the website on server B.


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