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registering a domain that was owned by someone else before

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    i am interested in registering a domain. this is for a money site.

    i checked majestic's historical index and it looks like the domain had one backlink which was deleted.
    I checked archive.org and it looks like back in 2012 someone registered the domain and put up a 3 page wordpress site. but then they abandoned it and it was just a parked page "this domain is for sale" starting in 2013.

    I am wondering if it's ok to buy this domain or is could it be penalized?
     
  2. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They are usually called dropped domains. Everything's fine.
     
  3. SEO Power

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    I don't think a domain that's only had 1 backlink in the past could have a penalty.