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Parked domain re-directs

Appreciate some advice please.

1:18 pm on Mar 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.


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