After redirecting a domain should I renew the domain in godadday every year?

by lonfore Banned
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After redirecting a domain should I renew the domain every year? Or I can leave it as it is and no need to renew the domain in godaddy? I just redirected one of my old domains to my website as I am out of the business of old site.



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  • Profile picture of the author SeoWizzard
    well, if you don't renew it every year, then the redirect will disappear (since you won't own it anymore, obviously)
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  • Profile picture of the author lonfore
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    Hey SeoWizzard are you quite sure about it? Someone told me I dont need to renew it each year. He is good SEO guy and has more than 1000 posts in WF. I know that number of posts doesnt mean he is out of mistakes. But still want to be 100% ensured.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaduvanshi
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    • Profile picture of the author SocialDemon
      Originally Posted by Bestseller91 View Post

      Onnce you redirect it to some domain and google crawls it and knows that you have permanently moved to a new place there is no need what so ever to renew the old domain. Google already knows that you have moved. All the link juice and authoriy will be passed to your new domain. Don't worry.

      How is it possible?? It means if we purchased an old original PR5 domain with plenty of backlinks to it then If anyone redirected the domain before our purchase then we are actually going to pay for nothing????????? We are not going to get link juice and authority for this domain??

      Im surprised seeing Mike Friedman pushed thanks button to the answer? :confused:

      301 redirect method developed for helping big corporates or anyone who just moved from his old address to a new one. It also helps to register relevant domains to protect usual typing mistakes by folks.

      URL redirection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Google redirects google.net, google.info to google.com to protect miss spelling problem also they are reserving TLDs by doing this.

      However I think the correct answer is you need to renew the domain each year.
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      • Profile picture of the author lonfore
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        Originally Posted by SocialDemon View Post

        How is it possible?? It means if we purchased an old original PR5 domain with plenty of backlinks to it then If anyone redirected the domain before our purchase then we are actually going to pay for nothing????????? We are not going to get link juice and authority for this domain??

        Im surprised seeing Mike Friedman pushed thanks button to the answer? :confused:

        301 redirect method developed for helping big corporates or anyone who just moved from his old address to a new one. It also helps to register relevant domains to protect usual typing mistakes by folks.

        URL redirection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        Google redirects google.net, google.info to google.com to protect miss spelling problem also they are reserving TLDs by doing this.

        However I think the correct answer is you need to renew the domain each year.
        To be honest. I am now more confused than before. SD your logic really makes sense. I am looking for opinions from experienced guys like Yukon, Mike Anthony, Paul and Mike Friedman too.

        Anybody there???
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  • Profile picture of the author Tacit
    As a redirect is just a user-level account setting, once you lose control of the domain (by not renewing it) the redirect will be reset, hence if you have links pointing to your old domain you'll need to keep renewing it to be able to keep the redirect in place and any link juice flowing to your new site.

    Proof of this is when you look up an expiring domain in Open Site Explorer and it says that the domain currently redirects to another domain, but when you visit the site its just the GoDaddy (or whatever) splash page - no redirect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tuned
    Agreed , 301 needs not to be forever. It does it job once crawled by google.
    By the way bestseller91 what does 91 stand for in your username. Mine means born in 1991.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Always fun to see different opinions on the WF

    It's true that a 301 redirect will tell Google (and other search engines) that a particular website is now at a different location (domain), that's not really the issue.

    Say you have 10,000 backlinks pointing to site A and you have a redirect to site B.

    Now you manage to update a few of the backlinks to point to site B, but obviously you can't change all 10,000 of them.

    You let site A expire and effectively loose all of the remaining backlinks.

    Then you get someone come along and register the domain of site A as it is quite valuable being an aged domain with tons of backlinks.

    In the end, it comes down to how valuable the old domain is to you and whether losing its branding and a backlinks is worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What the heck is going on in here?

    Once the name-server/host is changed to the new buyer of the expired domain, your done.

    Your dreaming If you think you can 301 a domain for all of eternity without owning the domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author UMS
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What the heck is going on in here?
      You've gotten a bit confused as to the original question. :p

      Once the name-server/host is changed to the new buyer of the expired domain, your done.

      Your dreaming If you think you can 301 a domain for all of eternity without owning the domain.
      No one was arguing otherwise.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What the heck is going on in here?
      Who knows Yuke? The board can absolutely no longer be trusted for anything. I wonder what people think a faked domain is. Its nothing but a domain thats been redirected that is expiring. Permanent? I've bought them PURPOSELY when the backlink Profile is nevertheless strong (but you cannot trust the PR) and guess what? Those links show up as MINE when I set it back up and I get PR on them.

      Case closed. IF the redirect was forever then I wouldn't get juice

      What I think has confused some people is that in tech they talk about permanent redirects and temporary redirects but thats in reference to whether the site owner wants something to be temporary (a page is temporarily down or being redesigned) or permanent (the present owner never intends to change it back) not that they last forever no matter what.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThatAblaze
    OP, if you let the domain expire then any link juice flowing through that old domain will be controlled by someone else. You should hold on to the domain for as long as it takes for those links to disappear or be updated. Many people hold on to a domain for at least 5 years.

    In reality, if you are making any kind of money at all then it will be cost effective to keep the domain and hold on to any old links. You can transfer the domain to the cheapest registrar available, since the quality of hosting really doesn't matter in this case, and prepay for 10 years at ~ $3 per year. After 10 years the entire internet will have changed. That's what most companies do.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Hey when I open my tap and I quit paying the water bill, will the water still keep flowing.

    Can people really not think for theirselves, it's getting worse by the day.
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