A few weeks ago I hit a couple of domain squatter sites in quick succession and got a bit annoyed. I asked on twitter/identi.ca whether anyone knew of any kind of domain squatter database on the web, perhaps along the lines of the email RBL lists, but got no replies.
So here's the results of some hacking time this weekend: Squatter Redirect, a greasemonkey script (i.e. firefox only, sorry) that checks whether the sites you visit have been tagged on delicious as squatter domains that should be directed elsewhere, and if so, does the redirect in your browser.
Here's a few squatter domains to try it out on:
The script checks two delicious accounts - your personal account, so
you can add your own domains without having to wait for them to be
pulled into the 'official'
squatter_redirect stream; and the
squatter_redirect delicious account, into which other
people's tags are periodically pulled after checking.
Marking a new domain as a squatter simply involves creating a delicious bookmark for the squatter page with a few special tags:
squatter_redirect- flagging the bookmark for the attention of the
squatter_redirect=www.realdomain.com- setting the real domain that you want to be redirected to
squatter_domain=www.baddomain.com- marker for the squatter domain itself (only required if you want to use from your own delicious account)
www.quagga.org above would be tagged:
squatter_redirect squatter_redirect=www.quagga.net # or, optionally: squatter_redirect squatter_redirect=www.quagga.net squatter_domain=www.quagga.org
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