Very interesting domain name for niche

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  1. keryanJames

    keryanJames Registered Member

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    Hello BHW!

    I would like to build a website in a certain niche and I have found a very appealing domain name made of the niche + popular suffix (similar to "best" or "top") that is available for sale on GoDaddy. The domain has already been used in the past. I made a little check on http://web.archive.org/. It was created in 2010 and the last snapshot of in mid-2013. After that, the owner probably didn't renew it.

    The website looked legit, the owner seemed to be a passionate. The website also had a store (amazon affiliate) and a fan club. Until there, everything seemed ok.

    Then I had a look on ahrefs to see if there is still any backlinks. I saw that it has 1 backlink that is coming from an online casino page filled with erotic video chat pictures.

    My questions are: Can I use the domain name safely to build my website? Can this unique backlink have a negative impact?
     
  2. Pixel

    Pixel Newbie

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    Yes and yes. But you can disavow the link in both Google and Bing Webmaster Tools.
     
  3. guillaumemcom

    guillaumemcom Registered Member

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    If it's just one backlink i don't think there's a big risk, but you should do as Pixel said just to be sure.
     
  4. contentdarknight

    contentdarknight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just one backlink, not a high risk to think seriously. Just make sure to disavow it.
     
  5. Wyzard

    Wyzard Junior Member

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    I don't think one link will be a bother to your domain, but like others have said, disavow it first. There is always a chance that this backlink could hurt you eventually.
     
  6. TheMilkMan

    TheMilkMan Newbie

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    Disavow it and build links the right way. Lots of them.