I registered a domain for a Wordpress blog a few days ago. Checked on Godaddy, it was available... so I grabbed it. I setup my wordpress blog and added my Adsense ads. The first strange thing I noticed was that it was only showing public service ads. All my other blogs have started showing relevant ads straight away. The next weird thing was that after 3 days it was still not indexed on Google. All my other blogs have been indexed within 24 hours. I decided today to check on Bing and Yahoo to see if it was showing up. When I put in the URL results came up from Ezine Articles with relevant articles with signatures pointing back to my brand new blog!! So, I checked on Way Back Time Machine and noticed it was registered in 2008 and was set up as a wordpress blog. So, would it be right to assume that the previous owner somehow got the domain banned on Google and let it expire? And even after it has expired and is then re registered it is still banned??? I have NEVER thought of checking this before registering a new domain but I sure will be in the future! Unless I have got this completely wrong, but I cant think of any other explaination!