before you destroy me for starting another thread on expired domains: I am a bit tired as well of this topic but I really could not find an answer to this question. My question is this: I see a lot of expiring domains with excellent metrics (PR, DA/PA, CF/TF), good backlink profiles (non spammy) + are indexed in google BUT they don´t show up on the first pages for domain.com. In these cases the website is not accessible anymore ("The requested URL could not be retrieved"). I guess for this reason google does not rank the domain name domain.com anymore although it is still indexed. Note that this is not the case for domains on godaddy auctions because they all have a custom "you can buy this domain" site! Would you stay away from these domains or is it still good to go?