How does Yahoo/Google find unknown domains?
lyle at lcrcomputer.net
Mon Nov 8 01:44:26 UTC 2010
Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello experts and *,
> I have (since several years) collected some domain names which do not
> exist (since years) and registered it in the last 4 month for the
> internal use of my Internet Service.
> Now I see Googlebot, Yahoo and <he.net> quering my DNS Servers for
> exactly those domains.
> If I read the conditions of Networksolutions and Co, spidering of WHOIS
> records is prohibited also the commercial use of the data.
> Does someone have an experience with his crap?
> Unfortunately I can not deny access to the 180 servers and Google, Yahoo
> and He is bombing my network with to much useless requests. I have
> written a mail to Google not to attack my network of VOIP and IPTV
> servers, but they continue...
> The webservers have only an SHTTP administrativ VHost, but not <exp.com>
> or <www.exp.com> but the webserver get any requests from <*.exp.com>
> because it is an administrative VServer and the error logfile is per day
> VERY long.
> An htaccess does not work, because I have more then 800 VHosts on each
> Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
> Michelle Konzack
Somewhere someone tries to access that domain name for some reason and
their dns servers make a note of that and they harvest that info( just a
wild a** guess). On the other hand, I have seen where somebody at NS
gave a copy of their WHOIS data for 'research' purposes. Technically,
the webinterface to the WHOIS data is what that restriction is referring
to. Not necessarily to disallow someone from asking for/paying for
access to that data via another means.
Again, I have no inside knowledge nor do I claim any special knowledge
or access in this area.
Yahoo's Slurp is a misbehaved robot(IMHO). But it does honor
robots.txt. I also put in an index.html that redirects accidential
visitors to my commerical business homepage.
LCR Computer Services, Inc.
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