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Questions about buying a seasoned domain ...

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by OTrap, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey, I got to thinking about buying a seasoned domain for mailing purposes, but as I've never done so before, I was curious ...

    What should I plan to spend for one for non-SEO purposes?

    Also, where would be a good place to look?
     
  2. csguy

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    lots of places to look try the drop auctions. namejet, godaddy, flippa, dnforum
     
  3. OTrap

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    Thanks. If I'm not necessarily looking for a high PR domain, but at least a year old, what price should I be looking at?
     
  4. jeremonster

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    Buy a low priced domain from the auction and make sure that you do not let the hosting crash in between the transfer. What ever domain you buy make sure that there is some content there and copy the content so that you can re-post it and try to fool the spider that the site never went down. It is just my opinion but at least I believe that you can maintain the same status of the site by not letting it stay down for long and re-loading the content and then slowly changing it naturally.
     
  5. csguy

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    you still want to check other factors besides PR. A lot of domains get dropped because they are de-indexed. If you're just looking to get an aged domain, the just watch the drop lists. You can get an expired domain for regular $9
     
  6. cas77

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    i won't recommend dnforum though. A lot of horror stories in there. namejet, godaddy, and flippa are best choices for me. Try them and you won't regret it.
     
  7. Th0rr

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    I got a few 15years old domain on Godaddy for about $12 each, if you don't care about PR; you will find aged domain for cheap :)
     
  8. OTrap

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    Well, so long as PR doesn't affect the mailing reputation, I wouldn't care.
     
  9. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    There are lots of sites on godaddy auctions which goes for $10-$15 . You don't need a PR domain for mailing purpose.
    It's not about how old the domain is but you have to configure the domain with spf,dkim and other settings,if you want to inbox.
     
  10. OTrap

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    Those parts aren't a problem, but in my experience, it does seem that there is a larger margin of error with domains that aren't brand-spankin'-new.
     
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    I am certain that you will find a lot of good domains in godaddy auctions. I usually get decent High PR domains for 30-50$ and for deindexed ones, 10-15$ at most. Just find a good alphabeitcal one and you should be good to do.
    Also I have done some buying in DNF forum too, so I must say that they are not that bad. You might get ever cheaper alternatives in there.