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Quick question about expired domains

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedon23, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I'm looking to buy an aged domain from GoDaddy Auctions.

    Domain is 7 years old. It is indexed in Google.

    I checked here: http://www.domaintools.com/

    and it says

    Registrar History: 1 registrar with 1 drop.

    Is that..bad? I did a bit of reading around about expired domains but couldn't quite figure it out.
     
  2. LBrown

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    A drop means that there was a time when it was not registered. If it currently has PR then it will maintain the PR. If you are buying it for the age then it is better to not have a drop since depending on the nature of the drop, the domain age may have reset then. The fact that it had only one registrar makes me think that the drop may have been harmless and may have been someone forgetting to renew registration. No one fully understands how the domain age is seen by Google so no one can give definitive answers, only educated guesses.

    One thing you can do is check out waybackmachine. If the same site is on all the old records then I would bet that the age is in tact. If a new site was built on the domain at some point then Google might see the domain age as having reset when the new site was built.
     
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  3. Razorbl

    Razorbl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    maybe a little bit oftopic , but does 301 redirect passes the page rank to new domain?
     
  4. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Great answer, thank you! +rep.

    Well, hey, I guess the least I could do is try. I guess my major concern was whether using a domain that had been dropped at some point could make it harder to rank the domain (I think I may have read that somewhere. Sounds pretty ridiculous now that I think of it though :p )

    Thanks again!
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pnpg00FWJY&feature=player_embedded#!
     
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  6. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks guys. One of the domains I'm looking at doesn't show up in Google when I type info:domain.com

    But when I type site:domain.com it does. Anybody know why that might be?
     
  7. nizzex

    nizzex Registered Member

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    mite be a google thing, give it time