| 11:32 pm on Aug 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The way I know is to use cheap reseller hosting for a live, existing domain and use the account(s) to "park" or "host" inactive or new domains with a coming soon or blank page.
There's an added advantage, by doing that, of being able to robots.txt exclude the domain and use a subdirectory to try out and experiment with various types of code or design, or a CMS or blog software installation.
[edited by: Marcia at 12:19 am (utc) on Aug. 31, 2008]
| 4:14 am on Aug 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I thought about that
But wouldn't it be expensive if you had a lot of domains?
Also I would like it if someone direct navigating to the domain got the same "page not found" that they would get if it were unregistered. Instead of the "coming soon" page
Do you know of anyway to do that?
| 5:38 am on Aug 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
How many domain names do you have warehoused?
[edited by: BaseVinyl at 5:39 am (utc) on Aug. 31, 2008]
| 7:32 am on Aug 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
have you tried 127.0.0.1 ?
| 3:26 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Can you explain 127.0.0.1 ?
Sorry I'm not the most webmastery of webmasters ;o)
| 12:31 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|I asked GoDaddy and they said set the a record to a non-exisitent ip address. |
try using 127.0.0.1 as the IP
| 1:06 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Great idea once I figured out what it was...looping IP
I tried that and their system won't take it for nameservers...get invalid error.
If I use it as a "forward to" for the domain then GoDaddy will take it, but when I direct navigate to the domain name it forwards to this weird page "loop advertising - comming soon" in the title (mispelled "comming" and all)
On the page it shows a green logo "Loop" and under says "your session is loading", but nothing loads of course
If I try to direct navigate to [127.0.0.1...] then I get "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" Which is exactly what I would like. I suppose it's a GoDaddy thing and they send everything that is looped to the mysterious green page?
| 11:28 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|But wouldn't it be expensive if you had a lot of domains? |
You can get unlimited domain hosting for under $10/month.
127.0.0.1 is a machine-local IP - Godaddy apparently has their systems configured to handle attempted access to the loopback address in the manner you describe.
|Also I would like it if someone direct navigating to the domain got the same "page not found" that they would get if it were unregistered. Instead of the "coming soon" page |
Host them yourself (as above) and configure your account return a 404 header.
[edited by: MamaDawg at 11:30 am (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]