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New Domain already had links incoming upon purchase

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by yuppy, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. yuppy

    yuppy Regular Member

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    I did a google search of the website in question, It came up with about 25 results. Some were WoW related :twitch:; and one linked to a file...

    Anyway I was wondering if this adds or detracts from the value of the site.

    I found a link on here hxxp://www.dnxpert.com/google-banned-checker/
    (and im new, so I was wondering why almost all the links are hxxp://ed out? )

    Its not banned on google. So thats good.

    What are the benefits/risks of having a domain that may have been previously registered.

    ALSO the WHOIS info, says someone elses name/address (but i signed up for private registration) is that normal? And is there a risk associated with that as well? (like say somehow it takes off, and all the sudden the guy says the site is his or something)

    **I didn't find any info when searching this subforum about old domains.
     
  2. yuppy

    yuppy Regular Member

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    Also I did discover that it was in fact on a few expired domains lists.

    Those were some of the results.

    Does that add to my sites age? or does age only reflect since I purchased it.
     
  3. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    If the domain has any backlinks, then it can only add to the value of the name.

    The benefits of having previously expired names are that there may be existing traffic, users, links, ect.

    There really aren't any risks, unless you buy a domain that has had negative notes associated with it.

    Also, in another question you basically asked "can the previous owner do anything?".

    The basic answer: no. They let the name drop, they had adequate time and notice to renew, and didn't. The domain is rightfully yours. Don't fall for any tricks, where someone might say they owned it before and they are "demanding it back". They are full of it.
     
  4. KennWort

    KennWort Registered Member

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    In addition to octane's post, about the whois info,

    Most of the whois servers update "regularly", but not in "real-time".
    Give it a few days, then check again.
     
  5. nishanthe

    nishanthe Newbie

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    Dropped domains are most of the time has a risk being de-indexed or black listed from google. I made few mistakes with dropped domains (one good domain name with info extension) but seems very difficult to index irrespective of how hard I am trying with many SEO techniques.
     
  6. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    From my knowledge, this is untrue.

    I've never had any of my "dropped domains" blacklisted. I've probably got about 75 of them in my portfolio right now, doing rather well.

    Can you give any example of yours?