Need Schooling on Domains

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by youtalk, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. youtalk

    youtalk Regular Member

    Jul 5, 2012
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    I don't even know anymore
    I need some schooling on domains.

    - Can I purchase domains and not have my name attached or show anywhere??
    - Can I purchase domains that have shelf life? (been around awhile)
    - If I purchase a domain that's been around for awhile, does that help me with SEO?
    - If I find a domain I like, but someone has it and is NOT using it. How can I approach them to see if they would want to sell it?

    Thanks all.
  2. AaronT

    AaronT Newbie

    Jun 2, 2012
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    When you can purchase you name you are required to provide personal information for the Whois records. You can get around this by paying a small fee for a Whois privacy service. Although it is against the terms of service for domain registration, some people provide made-up details in order to avoid disclosing their personal information on the internet.

    You can purchase pre-owned domains (with a shelf life as you say). Try ebay, Godaddy auctions and Sedo for starters (there are many others).

    An older domain CAN help with SEO in some cases IF it has backlinks or was previously indexed.

    You can use a Whois search to find out the owners of an existing domain, then you can email them with an offer to purchase. Try domain tools.

    If you want to know anything else, PM me.
  3. citidell

    citidell Newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
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    1. Yes - Add privacy service
    2. Yes - You can buy any domain you want in the world - there is a price tag to everything
    3. Yes and No - If domain history is clean, it will be good. But if the domain was previous use for spam or ban, it's pretty useless
    4. Just email them nicely, like if you like a property along the estate, you approach the owner nicely and offer them a good price.