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Are Flippa listings lying about domain age?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by wellyeah, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. wellyeah

    wellyeah Newbie

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    Check out this completed listing: wallstreets net

    He says the domain is 13 years old in the title of the listing, and even provides a link to the whois: "Archived since 2000-02-07 check here or the attached file on the right ."

    However he registered the domain on 2013-08-15 and the actual domain age is 1 Months, 11 days. It's actually the
    58 records that have been archived since 2000, not the domain itself.

    The site was originally registered 13 years ago, but it was dropped many times in between.
    Is this an honest way to sell a domain?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. SnakePliskin

    SnakePliskin BANNED BANNED

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    Does it say the drop period? It could have been dropped and picked back up immediately. Not exactly honest, but it is happening. Is it making money? Not really.
     
  3. W9go

    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    on flippa there is a lot of lying ..... this is a dropped and i think many do that. they count the whole age and not the one they register.
     
  4. SEOWhat

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    Mr. Buu Newbie

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    It's business man way to sell the domain, but it's still a lie.
     
  6. harshareddy

    harshareddy Power Member Premium Member

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    I cannot say if it lie or not without seeing the domain, its might be dropped by owner may be it could be strong domain went into auction by register it might have been picked up before its "pure drop", if that is the case age is still counted from the day its registered ...
     
  7. Hermetic0ne

    Hermetic0ne Newbie

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    Well, it is black hat is it not? Increase age, increase traffic... or exaggerate the two, then flip. So i guess the question isn't whether or not it's honest, it's:

    1) Do I want to buy a domain who's seller used white hat, black hat or gray hat techniques?
    2) Can I personally do anything with a site who's traffic is bots and falsely aged?

    the answer to 1 you will have to decide on your own
    the answer to 2 is a question of what you know. The answer can be Yes, I can flip the site, yes I can add more value to this and do _____. Or with limited knowledge, your options may also be limited
     
  8. mark3r

    mark3r Newbie

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    So are you guys saying the WHOIS information can be faked for a domain's registration date ?