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Please note that some search engines will show a 301 "Moved Permanently" as a 302 "Moved Temporarily".
Are they using a standard 301 redirect? Is there a risk that major search engines could see this as duplicate content? Anyone have any experience with a GoDaddy parked domain?
I honestly don't know how Google sees this at the moment. In general, they advise against redirect chains. At the same time, when a major hosting service does something that's non-standard, Google does try to adapt. They only stand to gain by straightening out what they can of non-standard actions that are innocent.
So this is not a direct answer. Maybe someone else has current experience they can share.
I don't want search engines flagging me for duplicate content because GoDaddy is too lazy to put in an accurate 301.
No worries, I do it with 100 domains to 9 different sites and works much better than having them on the server. Darn, adding 100 accounts in the server is a pain in the rump and quite a bit of work. I have tested this over and over and it works best to 301 from your registrar. One thing you do NOT want to do is "park" the domain on your server as that IS dupe content then. Lesson learned a long time ago for me. IF you put them on your server, make a NEW account for each domain and add a 301 .htaccess redirect that way. So if you have thousands of accounts, pop a beer and get ready to spend a couple nights, LOL.