There have been a lot of threads in here on how to find expired domains. Here's a tutorial on how to find expired domain names having Pagerank, backlinks and Moz Authority. (Mods, if you don't like these watermarked images, please remove them.) This tutorial is divided into 3 chapters: Chapter A: Metrics to consider when buying a domain Chapter B: Advanced Domain Sleuthing Techniques Chapter C: Performing Hepta Test Chapter A. Metrics to consider before buying expired domains Chapter B. Advanced Sleuthing Techniques TOOL #1: ExpiredDomains.Net NOW LET'S BEGIN, we will be utilizing expireddomains.net to find expired domains for just $2. 1. Make a free account at expireddomains.net 2. Browse Deleted .com Domains. Also, don't forget .net,.org,.biz and .info. 3. Check No fake and -1 PR. If you want a niche related domain, enter it as shown below. 4. Check only available domains in additional filter. 5. Select domain age using these settings. 6. Select min DA and PA as 20. 7. Select all the good domains now. Perform Hepta test on each one of them. TOOL #2: Moonsy It shows a list of all domain names expiring in GoDaddy Auctions. You can sort domains using MOZ DA(Domain Authority) and Pagerank. 1. Sort by Moz DA or Pagerank as shown below. 2. Hepta test the good domains. TOOL #3: Fresh Drop Fresh Drop is a great tool with an awesome user friendly interface. it's very easy to use. It has a large number of filters to sort expiring domain names. FreshDrop mines all the domains expiring at popular auctions and aftermarkets such as Sedo, Namejet and Godaddy auctions. 1. Open the site and select these filters. 2. Check the best domains. 3. Perform Hepta Test on them. Chapter C. Applying Hepta Test On Domains I have developed a system for identifying the quality of an expired domain. It's called HEPTA TEST. We all know how powerful aged domains are. But to find the golden domains we need to do a bit of research and weed out the bad ones. It's about qualifying a domain and see if it's fit for your Private Blog Network or not. Here's how to perform a hepta test on a domain. DA/PA both greater than 20. Over 100 links with no spam anchor texts. No of referring domains greater than 50. TF and CF both greater than 10. Trust ratio should be above 0.8. Pagerank greater than/equal to 0. (I don't consider PR to be a very important part now. But if a PR>0 domain satisf Find if domain is indexed in Google using site operator (it's good if it's still indexed, otherwise it will get indexed when we put up some content on it). Check out the history of the domain using http://Archive.org and http://screenshots.com. Check if it had any pharma or shady stuff. Confused? Ask me. If you are confused, stuck or have any sort of doubts, feel free to ask me. I would be happy to help you.