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Buying domain with DMCA takedown

Labeled as question in Legal Discussion, started by Stevemartin2, Feb 24, 2021

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  1. Stevemartin2

    Stevemartin2 New Member

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    Hi there,

    Wish you all a great day.

    I am buying a domain (nice name), however it was delisted (whole site) from Google index due to DMCA dispute.

    If I build a new site, with fresh content. Will I able to get the site indexed by Google again?

    Thank you for your time.

    Best regards,

    SM
     
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  2. DuDD

    DuDD Established Member

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    Maybe not
    • The problem is domain names
     
  3. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Isnt the DMCA dispute outdated?

    Must have been a really explicit infringe

    We cant help until we know the name;
    Even any hints
     
  4. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    I’ll give you a pass, if it’s Twitch-related.

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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021
  5. Stevemartin2

    Stevemartin2 New Member

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    Hi Sam,

    The domain is unit converter dot net

    Thank you.
     
  6. Peak.Domains

    Peak.Domains Top Contributor VIP

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    It's blocked from Wayback Machine so I can't even check to see what was on there that caused it to get de-indexed.

    What are your plans for this domain? I'd say it's going to be a big uphill battle if you're trying to rank it for organic traffic.

    I'm assuming you're interested in it because of the backlink profile (If that's not the case, please disregard the rest of this post), because it has some very nice links but it's also got plenty of spammy ones, and there's no guarantee that the nice links will carry over any benefit.

    If you're able to rebuild the site, appeal the DMCA takedown to Google by saying you're a new owner and it's a new project and all of the offending content has been removed, then that's just more reason for Google to ignore the backlinks.

    If you're buying this to rebuild so you can sell guest posts or use it as a PBN - same problem as above.

    It's possible that the domain dropped at some point, and was used for torrents or something like that, then got deindexed.

    If I'm buying a domain for SEO purposes (Which can be incredibly lucrative despite how often domainers will whine about "bad names" selling for high prices...), the first thing I check is if it's indexed.

    If it's not indexed, that's a hard pass from me. There are about a dozen other things I check for, but that's always the first one.

    If I'm buying a domain with backlinks, it's because it can be like pushing a boulder down a hill. Buying a fresh domain with no history is like pushing a boulder on a flat road. Buying an seo domain with a sketchy history is like trying to push a boulder up a hill.
     
  7. Stevemartin2

    Stevemartin2 New Member

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    Dear friend,

    I cannot thank you enough for your great advice, I will follow it and will find a different name with clean history.

    Thank you so much again.
     
  8. Peak.Domains

    Peak.Domains Top Contributor VIP

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    @Stevemartin2

    Great plan, I think that's the way to go here, all things considered.

    Best of luck!
     

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