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Expired Domains - would you buy a domain of a Association of Local Authorities ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by parabellum2, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. parabellum2

    parabellum2 Junior Member

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    1) I see lots of pages with rediculous stats, high DA/PA/CF/TF/BL/DP, clean link profiles. BUT these expired domains used to be owned by some Associations of Local Authorities, and the domain often contains the name.. So, is it risky to buy it? or not? 2) Some sites are also from old companies, which a) do not longer exist and b) may exist. -> Buy or not buy? Risky? 3) Did you actually buy some of these? What were the results? Thanks
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    You can buy any sites from anywhere, there's no risk in buying a site that was owned by a local organisation, as long as it is sold by them or they know it's being sold. Actually, approaching these organisations and asking if they have any spare domains may be a decent idea...

    I haven't done this in the past, but I've tried to answer what I understand.
     
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    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    I have bought many domains which were previously owned by real companies/organizations/influential people.
    I have had a few of them contact me asking if I would sell the domain back to them but that's about all.
    I just tell them that they wouldnt be able to afford it and obviously they are not willing to pay the £100,000 to get their domain back :D
     
  4. parabellum2

    parabellum2 Junior Member

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    NO JOKE? Well if that's the case... Wow. Someone else as well same experience?
     
  5. SteveWaller

    SteveWaller Regular Member

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    You don't need to worry - most of these organisations have long since gone or changed their name and they just let old domains expire because they do not know the SEO value in them.

    I have bought loads of these types of domains and have always been fine.
     
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    I too want to ask a question related to this.
    I am spying a domain which has links from huffington post and there's a part of keyword in the domain that I am targeting.
    There are 2-3 days remaining for the auction to expire and there are no bids on it so far so its still $12.It's a pr 3 but it belongs to a USA based party I think .Or maybe it's just a blog.
    Should I buy/bid on it?
    Planning to include that in a PBN I am working on.
    Thanks.
     
  7. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    Don't worry if they let it drop chances are they wont want it back
     
  8. Stacked4Life

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    You should not have a problem if it drops. You might want to check if it has a TM or anything so they will not want it back. Even if they did they have to pay you what you paid for the domain. At least that is what has happened to me sometimes. But you should be ok.
     
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    If it has authority, and you can bend it to your will, then go for it.

    If it is even remotely related you can turn it into a tier one, and if not you can use it to kick your tier two's.
     
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  10. parabellum2

    parabellum2 Junior Member

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    That sounds interesting, Techxan! I was maybe too quick and bought some domains with the same registar & hosting, Now can I go and just use it solely to boost some of my other sites of my PBN (which are on other registrars and hosting)? Did you already do it successfully?
     
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    Techxan Elite Member

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    When I find a really sweet expired domain that is unrelated to want I want to link to, I create an tier to point the new one to.

    For instance.

    I recently found a good jewelry domain, but I do not sell jewelry. I do have a lingerie site. What I did was build a site by a "woman" on how to "sexy" up their life.

    In it I have some pages on party dresses, lingerie, shoes, jewelry and accessories.

    Then I pointed the jewelry site to the silo top for jewelry, have a nav link to the lingerie page from this jewelry silo top, and point to my lingerie site from the lingerie silo top. The whole site is link sculpted to pass juice out the lingerie silo top page to my lingerie site.

    What this does is to take the authority of the expired domain and funnel through the "sexy" site into my lingerie site. I lose a little juice in the process, but the jewelry site (not related to lingerie) is still helping the lingerie site. By using the "sexy" site and linking the jewelry site to the jewlery page, hat incoming link is relevant and passes more juice into the sexy domain.

    This new "sexy" site joins my stable as a tier site.
     
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  12. parabellum2

    parabellum2 Junior Member

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    Thanks Techxan ! I thought the PBN sites do not have to be niche-relevant? And can you please explain, what you mean by "silo top" & "nav link", I am struggling to understand what exactely you mean by that.. (nav link is a link in navigation, yes, but navigation is all through the site, isn't it?)
     
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    Yes! Buy it if you can make it work in your niche. BUT, check to make sure it wasn't redirected to a new site. These organizations sometimes change names or realize a .com is better than a .org, etc. You can do this by checking the last crawled page in archive.org.
     
  14. parabellum2

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    I actually see some of them redirected in the past. Why is that a problem? Is it because the pagerank and the MajesticSeo Metrics are wrong? Thanks
     
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    I bought a dropped PR6 domain from namejet for 69 bucks one time. After I connected it on my server I received emails from desperate people who had issues with their driving permits and custody of their children. Just took a few days and I was contacted by the government of a city in California. They had missed the domain expiry and paid me 6k to get it back.
     
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    What the.... haha.. Now that is awesome!