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What will you do to this type of expiring domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lelou00, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. lelou00

    lelou00 Power Member

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    Let say the expiring domain is
    Code:
    http://hiltonhotel.com (This is the previous brand name)
    and this domain is currently used as a redirect to the
    Code:
    www.hiltonparadise.com (new brand name)
    (Both are legit website, but the previous redirect was used since the company was re-branding their name and switch their website to a new domain)

    Will you get this expiring domain? or ignore it?
    Any legal issue with it?

    Maybe if the domain has the name "Hilton" it might have some copyright issue...

    but how about non-copyrighted domain name? Like from canadahotel.com (expiring) 301 to vancouverhotel.com.
     
  2. givensia

    givensia Regular Member

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    Avoid bro. If it has a copyrighted name in the domain, the answer is clear as day. It may get seized at any time and is not worth the risk for a pbn domain .
     
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  3. Josh Escusa

    Josh Escusa Junior Member

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    Yea, stay away from brand names in the domain. I didn't know about this a few years back and I use to rank EMDs with brand names (this was 4 years ago when this still worked). I got served up a couple of cease and desist letters. Luckily I just gave them the domain and that was the end of it. It could've been much worse.
     
  4. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    The second part of your question is probably the more important one. I personally tend to avoid these (Including when selling domains to others), as I think they take a bit longer to become indexed. But, I don't see any reason why they couldn't be used at all.

    The only thing you have to ask is, is there a legitimate case for this outside of SEO. So is it at all possible that the owner of a 301 domain could later change his mind and make that his actual website? Yes, it's definitely possible.
     
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  5. starki

    starki Power Member

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    Been there, done that, exactly the same experience as Josh, three times. C&Ds went directly to the registrar, registrar gave us a few days to resolve the issue before being forced to lift privacy. Ended up without further problems, but not worth it, stay away from obvious brand names.
     
  6. Wilmolnar

    Wilmolnar Newbie

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    don't do it. doesn't seem it will be worth the risk