anallawalla - 9:32 am on Dec 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
I tend to think temporarily delisting the site and placing the note in Webmaster Tools would be a better way to go.
I doubt if even 1% of webmasters know about WMT and guess that a much smaller number has opened an account in WMT, so they wouldn't get the message.
I know a few SMEs like my accountant whose websites are a brochure built years ago and nobody in that office would think to see if the website was up or down.
But I also take the view that this is a good thing for surfers.