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Just curious. I'm just looking at it from a client's perspective and I dont know if I would want my site listed in such a way.
(We also don't plaster "Site design by Our Company" all over their web site, FWIW. So it's not like we're using them for our own promotion at every turn....)
If the subject was not addressed it is a grey area: most sites have no objection ... but ... it is common courtesy and therefore good business practice to request permission and keep the written reply on file.
I have seen web designers crediting themselves with having done a site that has been redone several times since by others - which I personally think looks shoddy.
My approach is twofold: First, I display several generic designs to illustrate possibilities - after all I do do "custom" design and implementation. Second, I link to several sites (with permissions filed) that currently use my designs and which I currently maintain (specifically mentioned in the text link!) covering personal/niche/institutional/etc. (one of each type only).
The approaches to this subject are as varied as the people doing the work!
So if you do use sites in your portfolio, be 100% certain you know what's on that site and what it looks like as time wears on :)