Use 10 years old expired domain or Brand new domain?

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  1. bond 007

    bond 007 Newbie

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    Hello i started a niche site just about 10 days ago and yesterday i found a good and almost exact match domain for my niche on godaddy auctions.

    I can get it for only $10.

    Domain has hardly 4-5 backlinks but its in existence since 2005. All other metrics are 0.

    Should i buy this expiring domain and 301 my new domain to this?

    or it won't be much difference using the expired domain for my money site? So i should continue with the new domain only i registered.

    Does domain age really help you in rankings? Or any possible negative effects of making money site on old expired domain?
     
  2. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are planning to do SEO on your website then go with the aged domain.
     
  3. bond 007

    bond 007 Newbie

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    Didn't get sufficient replies.

    Anyhow I have purchased the domain as it was in closeout auction and was going to end in like next 3 hours. so i didn't risk for it to get dropped.

    Now here is the decision i need to take:

    web.achieve says the domain exists since 2005 (10 years old)

    godaddy says it was registered in nov 2013 so few tolls are saying its age is 1 year 2 months.

    I think it was dropped once in mid.

    The domain has few backlinks only that too appear natural (mainly site stats and whois types) so its a complete clean domain.

    Question: Should i move my site to this new domain via 301 redirect? My site is just 10 days old so it won't be a big problem. there are hardly 15 articles yet on site.

    Or there won't be any benefit of using this aged domain for seo?
     
  4. TeKn1qu3z

    TeKn1qu3z Senior Member

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    Buy the old domain. Althought I don't think Google specifically said it anywhere, but age of the domain does contribute to SEO.