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Buying an expired domain that was shitlisted in another life

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by shadowedsniper, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. shadowedsniper

    shadowedsniper Junior Member

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    I did a little bit of searching before posting this and I think I remember reading somewhere about how Google handles these but I just want to see if anyone has some new input...

    I did a search for some recently expired domain names and found one that seemed too good to be true. I assumed that it was probably spammed to hell and then got blacklisted and the webmaster let it expire.

    I searched google for the domain name and just as I had expected... Thousands of SB and Xrumer style links with spammy anchor texts dating back to 2008. Not much recent activity though.

    Since these backlinks still exist on the web, does Google hit me with a penalty right off the bat?

    Anyone actually worked with a domain like this first hand?

    Appreciate it.
     
  2. wyredwing

    wyredwing Newbie

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    Most Likely yes, if not, Google may extend your Sandbox period. You will have to do allot of work to re-gain googles trust for the domain.
     
  3. shadowedsniper

    shadowedsniper Junior Member

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    Damn that's a shame. I think I remember reading awhile back that you could email Google and request that your site be "flushed" from their index in cases where someone buys up a previously blacklisted domain.

    Guess I wont bother taking a chance with it... Not worth the hassle
     
  4. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    I wouldnt be too sure thats true, I would assume when google sees a new WHOIS for a domain name they auto flush it, just my 2 cents.
     
  5. todor

    todor Regular Member

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    I bought about 2 months ago such domain (I didn't know that when I bough it), now still my domain is not indexed by G. I sent them a letter for reconsidering my domain, but no result.
    I think Google must solve this problem with the previously penalized domains, because it's not lovely at all and this is simply a bug in their sophisticated politics.
     
  6. domainrunner

    domainrunner Registered Member

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    if your worried about whois reg it as private maybe?
     
  7. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    I just bought one and when I search for the name one of the results is "In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org."

    I asked for a re-evaluation since I just bought the domain. See what happens.
     
  8. cornkernel

    cornkernel Regular Member

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    please let us know what happens then, because i'm interested in this too. i've been buying expired domains over the last couple of days.