RonnieG - 6:35 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0) [edited by: RonnieG at 6:40 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2006]
I am already in the "test" mode you proposed. As I stated in my original post, the domain with the 302 redirect is nowhere to be found in any Google index, while the target site has remained fully indexed, all pages unique, and PR3 for many months. So it is my opinion that most 302 hijacking is now being defeated, and innocent use of 302 domain name redirection is no longer being penalized by Google. Yes, improper use of 302 instead of 301 can cause existing pagerank and SERPs to be lost, but in this case, there was nothing to be lost, since it was simply a GoDaddy domain name redirect.
[edited by: RonnieG at 6:40 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2006]