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[Branding] Using an ex-adult domain for a startup?

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion started by bynps, Oct 24, 2018.

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  1. bynps

    bynps Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I found a nice domain name for sale, generic LLL.com, however looking at the history, it was previously used as an adult site, with hundreds of adult backlinks pointed to the domain (currently).

    The domain is priced nicely, how do think this can affect a potential startup in the future?
     
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  2. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Most things are not impossible to overcome. You should look at Majestic to see where the problems lie. But sometimes Google can bust your balls in trying to get backlinks removed. If it's priced right. Then I think it could be a good investment. Even if you don't manage to get all the links removed. I think that's highly unlikely. So somebody follows the link from another adult site. Assuming your website it not adult, I'd say, most likely, they'd just leave again.
     
  3. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com Gold Account VIP

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    Who cares? If the name fits your business, take it with no hesitation. SEO effect from bad backlinks would be close to nill. Either they will blend down to non significant values if the business grows and the site gains its own backlinks; or, as @stub said, you just go to G and disavow them.
     
  4. UncleBrand

    UncleBrand Top Member VIP

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    it can be a good talking point,
    the more people talk about you the better,
    you just need to make a funny commercial to twist it the right way
     
  5. Want2learn

    Want2learn Top Member VIP

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    Yea but XXX dot com is a tough one to overcome . . .
     

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