Due to me building my own private blog network and seeing some good results, i thought i'd give a tutorial to others so that they have the chance of building your own private blog network. First off, here are the places i use to find high page rank domain names : https://auctions.godaddy.com/ - I also use a godaddy PR plugin, which is a paid plugin. This sort's out the PR of the domains. (search godaddy PR plugin) http://www.dnforum.com - Domain name forum. http://www.expireddomains.net/ http://www.freshdrop.net/ http://www.dropday.com/ http://www.namecheap.com/marketplace/buy-domains.aspx Above you can find many high page rank domain names for some very good prices. How to validate a domain ? There are a couple of ways you can validate a domain name and to check if it's fake or not. Here below is a couple of ways : 1 : We want to check if the domain name is real or a simple redirect. We type in google the following : Info:http://yourdomain.com if the domain name matches then it's real, if the domain name does not match then stay away from that domain and look for another. 2 : We will be using http://www.domaintools.com/ for the whois search. We want to check if the domain name has ever been dropped before, for this we will use godaddy.com As you can see from the registrar history this domain name has never been dropped and has only ever been with one registrar. Now from this picture you will see that this domain has been dropped, we have used comgodaddy.com (made up name) Under the registrar history you can see this has been dropped once and been with 2 registrars. for me personally i'd stay away from dropped domains, although 1 drop isn't too bad, i'd still stay away from these kinds of domains. And that's how you can check for a fake site and also if the site has been dropped before. This is part 1 of my tutorial. I will be posting part 2 shortly, when i have the time to get it done. Part 2 will contain how to analyze a high page rank domain's backlinks. Hope this helps you out.