Buying expired domains

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What to look for in a expired domain which will be used for a PBN - and where to get them?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    - 10+ trust and citation flow
    - 20+ domain authority
    - 25+ page authority
    - Make sure it doesn't have any spammy backlinks
    - Check its history on archive.org to ensure it's never been used for spam
    - Make sure it still indexed in Google
    - Check for penalties (the domain must rank for its name). If it doesn't rank for its name, it's probably penalised or deindexed.

    This is my own checklist for buying expired domains. Here's a more thorough guide: Ultimate Expired Domain Guide
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    If the domain have good source of back links and they are still live I will buy them.
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  • Profile picture of the author zs3019
    you can check the Famous Directories, many expired domain are listed in the Famous Directories
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    • Profile picture of the author Sangfroid
      Check Ahrefs.com. Get a subscription (about $87 a month,
      I think).

      Check the links. Make sure some of the high quality links
      are still active.

      And here is a link for expired domains:

      Pure Quality Domains
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  • Profile picture of the author VASEO
    Originally Posted by brettuk View Post

    What to look for in a expired domain which will be used for a PBN - and where to get them?
    Hi The value that you need check before buy a domain is: PR, PA, DA, CF, TF, age and index of Google. and it can is backlink of it, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author PaidAllDay
    I would add to this that domain name itself can also be very valuable if it's EMD with adsense keyword value for those keywords. I recently paid $1,700 for a domain that was a redirect for 13 years because it had domain age and a great EMD. So I'd still invest in something w/o backlinks or page authority if you plan on making it your money site. If it's only for a PBN or backlinking then you will definitely want to look at the other factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulch65
    You're essentially shopping in a flea market.

    Go buy unexpired domains.

    Most expired domains are crap and not worth the time searching for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author tbtb123
    Expired domains usually have no SEO value for the following reasons:
    1) They are offline for a very long time.
    2) Most of the times they have been (mis)used before and therefore under Google's radar.
    3) They don't have diverse and natural PR backlinks, which are where the SEO juice mainly comes from.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pdomain
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      Originally Posted by tbtb123 View Post

      Expired domains usually have no SEO value for the following reasons:
      1) They are offline for a very long time.
      2) Most of the times they have been (mis)used before and therefore under Google's radar.
      3) They don't have diverse and natural PR backlinks, which are where the SEO juice mainly comes from.
      It is wrong....

      An expired domain name carries the same SEO value that an unexpired domain name carries.

      Think, if the domain name has some strong backlinks, they will be sending traffic on a regular basis, it makes the domain name up-to-date all the times... and there are many other factors too...
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      • Profile picture of the author paulch65
        Originally Posted by Pdomain View Post

        It is wrong....

        An expired domain name carries the same SEO value that an unexpired domain name carries.

        Think, if the domain name has some strong backlinks, they will be sending traffic on a regular basis, it makes the domain name up-to-date all the times... and there are many other factors too...
        No PageRank doesn't come back I've found.

        if you get the domain in the 5 day grace period or just after it has dropped you may be ok.

        What's people's exerience?
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        • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
          Originally Posted by paulch65 View Post

          No PageRank doesn't come back I've found.

          if you get the domain in the 5 day grace period or just after it has dropped you may be ok.

          What's people's exerience?
          Everything gets recrawled. If the links are still there they count. Therefore, expired domains still are quite valuable.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by paulch65 View Post

          No PageRank doesn't come back I've found.
          The TOOL BAR PR will not change anymore because Google does not update ANY DOMAIN TOOL BAR PR anymore. There are now domain s out there that show ZERO pagerank but have TON loads of ranking power. Thats because Google is updating the authority flow internally but not publishing it for the public to see.
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          • Profile picture of the author paulch65
            Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            The TOOL BAR PR will not change anymore because Google does not update ANY DOMAIN TOOL BAR PR anymore. There are now domain s out there that show ZERO pagerank but have TON loads of ranking power. Thats because Google is updating the authority flow internally but not publishing it for the public to see.
            Plus I find expired domains are poor quality.

            When most of these guys say expired domains, they mean the crap that has expired and not been bought at auction/pre-auction.

            I suppose the art is getting old domains with +100 referring domains linking to them and (high domain pop).
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            • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
              Originally Posted by paulch65 View Post

              Plus I find expired domains are poor quality.

              When most of these guys say expired domains, they mean the crap that has expired and not been bought at auction/pre-auction.

              I suppose the art is getting old domains with +100 referring domains linking to them and (high domain pop).
              If you are calling expired domains what you still find available at expireddomains.net which hundreds have picked over then of course they are poor quality but an expired domain is nothing more and nothing less than a domain that has expired and dropped. It could have been a year ago or a second ago and no once again not all domains go through or are offered as auctions

              finally you do NOT need to have 100 referring domains for a domain to be good. the questions is more will links stay rather than how many domains are linking. I had a PR5 for years based on two links from Yahoo directory (which recently closed but I got more than my money;'s worth before they did). another domain I bought is a PR6 that has held value for several years based on twp PR7 links on a government site and the links are still there going strong.

              I never worry about referring domains by itself. I want to see where the links are and the likelihood of them staying put even if its only a few referring domains.
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              • Profile picture of the author paulch65
                Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                If you are calling expired domains what you still find available at expireddomains.net which hundreds have picked over then of course they are poor quality but an expired domain is nothing more and nothing less than a domain that has expired and dropped. It could have been a year ago or a second ago and no once again not all domains go through or are offered as auctions

                finally you do NOT need to have 100 referring domains for a domain to be good. the questions is more will links stay rather than how many domains are linking. I had a PR5 for years based on two links from Yahoo directory (which recently closed but I got more than my money;'s worth before they did). another domain I bought is a PR6 that has held value for several years based on twp PR7 links on a government site and the links are still there going strong.

                I never worry about referring domains by itself. I want to see where the links are and the likelihood of them staying put even if its only a few referring domains.
                Good point.

                I've bought lots of low PR domains and they just don't work out.

                It's just like anything in life really you need to pay to get something decent.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by tbtb123 View Post

      Expired domains usually have no SEO value for the following reasons:
      1) They are offline for a very long time.
      2) Most of the times they have been (mis)used before and therefore under Google's radar.
      3) They don't have diverse and natural PR backlinks, which are where the SEO juice mainly comes from.
      Totally and ridiculously wrong on EVERY SINGLE POINT

      1) an expired domain could have expired a second ago
      2) Most domains dropping are under no such radar. hundreds and thousands of domains drop each day simply because the domain name owners chose to not pay the registration fees, have gone out of business or forgot about the sites.
      3) the only difference between many high authority domains that expire and those that don't is that they did not get picked up in auctions and some NEVER went through auctions at all (not every registrar goes through namejet or snapnames).

      I'm sorry I used to think you at least knew what you were talking about but this is BASIC stuff regarding the domain name market and how domains get dropped
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  • I find expireddomains.net a best website for finding Expired Domainson the web and cheapest rates for buying them out. But before buying, do some pre regsitration domain research like ahrefs.com backlinks, social signals, Page rank, and Google Penalize history, if looks good, you can purchase it and build your website which could do good job for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajibkp
    I recommend to use freshdrop.com
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  • Profile picture of the author paulch65
    Not often I do this but I've literally gone to another town to dig out my notes on where to buy expired domains... I was going anyway but I still did it!

    Here you go:

    - PR power shot
    - digital point forum
    - register compass or expireddomains.net (latter is free and essentially the same).
    - Freshdrop.net
    - dropday.com
    -yourmaindomain.com
    - domainface.com
    - namejet.com
    - snapnames.com
    - actions.godaddy.com
    -sedo.com
    - pool.com
    - flippa.com,
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