I'm dealing with a website with a number of parked domains pointed at it. These parked domains are being re-directed by the domain registrar simply by using fast meta refreshes (0 seconds).
My fear is spam penalties could result from this and instead 301 re-directs should be in place. Agree?
I notice that at least one of the parked domains has been indexed by Fast so the risk of dupe content penalties exists.
The 'parked' domains are registered but not hosted & so don't have htaccess files I can modify. So I thought the most expedient & cheapest approach would simply be to:
1) Get hosting set up for just one of the parked domains (i.e. effectively "un-park" it) and modify its htaccess file with a 301 permanent redirect to the main domain
2) Then modify the registrar's re-directs on the remaining parked domains so they point at the "un-parked" domain above. They will then effectively be covered by the 301 re-direct to the main domain even though they still use fast meta refreshes.
Does that sound like an appropriate approach? If there's a better way would appreciate hearing it please. Thanks in advance.