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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by patriciajohns, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. patriciajohns

    patriciajohns Junior Member

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    Will a domain which was previously used by any Government and still have backlinks from other government sites rank well in seo if developed?
     
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    That is a solid domain to get your hands on if it is clean.
     
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    How could that not be a good domain? Though wouldn't it then be a .gov site? How would you obtain it? And what government agency let's their domain expire in the first place?
     
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    I have a friend that was able to get a domain that was used by a government entity from a large city that was a .com.

    Apparently there are some out there that are not .gov that had been used by government entities that were/are not .gov for some reason.

    In know of a couple that are .org that are used by county entities here in the USA and would love to get my hands on them should they decide to move to a .gov.
     
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    The beauty of humans being involved! A lot of local governments do this. Might leave a great opportunity when they make the switch to .gov
     
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    Two months ago I got my hands on a .info domain who used to belong to NASA. It was a project they launched in 2010 which ended in late 2016. They let the domain expired and I picked up. Tons of .gov (US, UK, CAD), .edu from all around the world and a shitload of authority links still live.

    That being said, the domain did cost me a fortune.
     
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    Once got a MS .com domain for $10 lol, but had to give it up due to copyright :mad:
    so it happens
     
  8. patriciajohns

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    Yep, it's clean. I almost forgot I registered it last year. Renewed it for the second year today after getting the GoFather reminder :)

    No, its not a .gov domain. It is one cctld used by the gov for many years till they stopped the project two years ago.
     
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    Sounds pretty good to me. As long as you are able to register it. And of course, check the actual backlink profile as well.
     
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    Has links from many government sites of the country which the cctld belongs to but just DA 32 PA 43. What other things should I check?
     
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    Of course, it would be a gem.
     
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    Sounds pretty good to me.
    What percentage of those links are do follow?