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Buying a website from a company thats gone bust?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by kamfam41, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. kamfam41

    kamfam41 Newbie

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    Hi,

    Another noob. I worked for a company that recently went bust and I was wondering whether you think it would be worth looking into buying their website?

    I know its at least 5 years old, its a website that generated good traffic and has a decent page rank.

    What I wanted to know is, once a website has been removed what happens to it? who should I contact to make the offer?

    Also would all the data be removed, if so, would it still be worth investing?

    Thanks
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I own several websites from companies that have gone defunct... I just waited until the domain was available and then bought it.

    I have not rebuilt those sites in the same manner but rather repurposed the domains taking advantage of the backlinking and the age of the domain but you can usually get the old content at archive.org if you want to rebuild the site close to the same as it was.

    Take a look at your favorite registrar (Not Godaddy Please!) and see if it is available... if it is you can usually pick it up for the registration fee alone.
     
  3. kamfam41

    kamfam41 Newbie

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    Thanks for the swift reply. Currently the website generated approximately 4 leads per day for a specific product that I could receive £5-£15 per lead commission, I have been informed that it would cost roughly £50 to order this site plus the fee for the domain.

    My question is, if I could obtain the data from the original site (which is realistic) and upload it would you expect it to perform as it did? on the other hand if I didn't have the data and decided to design a simple landing page with referal links would it still be worth investing the £50 + fee?

    Dont worry I wont hold you to anything, just an opinion. :D

    Thanks