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Expired domains and Google indexing

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bounder, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. bounder

    bounder Newbie

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    Hi All

    If a domain expires do all the pages which are indexed by Google get removed from Google immediately? A customer has come to me saying his site (managed by someone else) has gone down. A quick WhoIs on his domain shows no registration details i.e it's not registered. Also a site: (and his domain) returns no entries.

    Any help on this one would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Gozpy

    Gozpy Regular Member

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    Didn't you just answer your own question or am I missing something?
     
  3. bounder

    bounder Newbie

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    The pages could have been removed due to sandboxing and have nothing to do with the domain expiring. That is what I am trying to ascertain by asking my questions.

    Cheers.
     
  4. mishka

    mishka Newbie

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    whats the domain :)
     
  5. Gozpy

    Gozpy Regular Member

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    If it was sandboxed, it would still be indexed - just ranking lower. If it has been removed (not indexed anymore), it either returned 404, 410 or was penalized.
     
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  6. bounder

    bounder Newbie

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    Understood, thanks Gozpy.
     
  7. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    Google will continue to cache the old pages until a bot visits the site again. The domain is probably in a redemption period. After around 30-60 days (varies by company) it may be for sale through the registrar before being dropped. If you buy it from the registrar during that time it is not considered a dropped domain.
     
  8. Gozpy

    Gozpy Regular Member

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    You are very welcome.