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What is the most thorough way of checking a domain? (This might help other noobs too!)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TiCkLe MoNsTa, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. TiCkLe MoNsTa

    TiCkLe MoNsTa Regular Member

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    I've had some trouble in the past where I couldn't rank a site (even in the top 500) due to the domain already being penalized (or at least I think that's why).

    I'm currently looking at a domain with the following stats from Domain Tools:
    Domain Status: Deleted and Available Again
    IP History: 4 changes on 2 unique IP addresses over 6 years
    Registrar History: 1 registrar
    Hosting History: 6 changes on 4 unique name servers over 6 years
    Whois Server: whois.verisign-grs.com
    Website Title: None given
    Whois Record: Whois record is not available. Domain is not registered.

    After searching on Majestic Seo, I get this:
    "Sorry, there are no results for this query."

    After searching on AHREFS, I get this:
    "No results for specified domain/URL in Ahrefs index."

    Archive.org also has no history.

    Nothing shows up when I put in "info:address" and "site:address" in Google.

    Am I missing anything or am I good to go with this domain name?
     
  2. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yes that means it has no links, and is not even indexed, so it should be fine if you're starting from scratch. Just make sure you check http:// version and www. version.
     
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    giveandtakes Newbie

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    Yes, you are safe to proceed.
     
  4. wblteam

    wblteam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You have covered almost everything .
     
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    kindarthur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    you can go ahead on it...it seems a safe bet to me!
     
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    It may have been penalised and lost all it's backlinks - that is one possibility. Another is it may have been registered and then deleted because the owner either registered the wrong domain or didn't want it anymore.

    I know because I've deleted a few domains from my Godaddy account in the past. They weren't penalised domains, I just didn't have any use for them and didn't see any reason why I would them in the future.

    My advice: Go with that domain. If you experience any undue difficulties ranking, you can always switch to a new domain.
     
  8. TiCkLe MoNsTa

    TiCkLe MoNsTa Regular Member

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    Thanks for the help everyone!
    The reason for my concern was that despite having no history on archive.org or backlinks, there is still a history of ownership.