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Domain_Stir

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Thoughts on registering for parking purposes a domain that has freshly been deleted. I personally think its one that may have slipped by unnoticed but want to get an outside opinion on whether you would give it a shot Details below.

Its a .net that was first registered in 2001

domain is VERY common search phrase with IT implications
- has 20.4M Monthly Exact Monthly Searches and 83.1M Global monthly searches

is 1 letter shy of a VERY popular and widely used app.
- In a way it would be a misspelling but again it is a stand alone search term/phrase

.com, .org .info .xyz and all major ccTLD are taken. Only issue I see is that it has 0 backlinks.

Think there is parking value?
 

Domain_Stir

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It's only $10 to try it and find out. If no parking value, let it drop at end of Year 1.

Or, find out if a domain investor let it drop in the first place. If so, it may not have much traffic and therefore little parking value.

Im thinking the same thing, just bouncing some ideas to see if they stick. I'm on a shoe string so even though it's just change, I'm being (probably overly) careful. I missed one of the ones I was looking at in the time it took to pay for it.... I did land a different conciliatory domain though in the meantime so I'll see how it goes. I jus hate dropping things....
 
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dordomai

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Thoughts on registering for parking purposes a domain that has freshly been deleted. I personally think its one that may have slipped by unnoticed but want to get an outside opinion on whether you would give it a shot Details below.

Its a .net that was first registered in 2001

domain is VERY common search phrase with IT implications
- has 20.4M Monthly Exact Monthly Searches and 83.1M Global monthly searches

is 1 letter shy of a VERY popular and widely used app.
- In a way it would be a misspelling but again it is a stand alone search term/phrase

.com, .org .info .xyz and all major ccTLD are taken. Only issue I see is that it has 0 backlinks.

Think there is parking value?

are the 20.4M searching for a specific brand product or is it a generic search?
 

Masay

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Its a .net that was first registered in 2001

domain is VERY common search phrase with IT implications
- has 20.4M Monthly Exact Monthly Searches and 83.1M Global monthly searches

is 1 letter shy of a VERY popular and widely used app.
- In a way it would be a misspelling but again it is a stand alone search term/phrase

Think there is parking value?
If the app using .net, yes it will get a revenue..
 

Domain_Stir

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At this point I am wondering if parking the name is possible without causing TM infringement ?

As a newb, I'm wading into all this. I do have a formal PR and Marketing (just not specific to domaining) degree so that was the first thing I checked into... I vetted this one as thoroughly as my resources allowed and it did not appear to be so. This is part of the reason I wasn't able to grab it as fast as I would have liked. Learned my lesson.
 
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You can monetize deleted domains. I purchased 3 last week in a certain niche (co.uk) and already they have all earned me more than they cost via affiliate. You just need to develop them instead of parking them. Looking at .coms now but as you are not relying on search engines immediately you can take advantage of focused traffic. You should just buy the domain. It's not a lot to risk.
 
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Domain_Stir

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You can monetize deleted domains. I purchased 3 last week in a certain niche (co.uk) and already they have all earned me more than they cost via affiliate. You just need to develop them instead of parking them. Looking at .coms now but as you are not relying on search engines immediately you can take advantage of focused traffic. You should just buy the domain. It's not a lot to risk.

Thanks for the input. I missed this specific one and had a fallback that was able to grab. My plan is to get some passive income (initially) via parking (if possible) to help fund some of the dev ideas I have. My issue is having 0 time to spend dedicated to one word press project at present. I have some ideas but I'm a planner and want to get the execution right. But you are right. That is the goal.
 

Domain_Stir

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Buy and install wordpress site on it, keep monitoring thru analytics, worth try for $10 price..keep it for 6-12 months..
You can monetize deleted domains. I purchased 3 last week in a certain niche (co.uk) and already they have all earned me more than they cost via affiliate. You just need to develop them instead of parking them. Looking at .coms now but as you are not relying on search engines immediately you can take advantage of focused traffic. You should just buy the domain. It's not a lot to risk.

Also...meant to ask... I'm all about having privacy protection when purchasing domains. Made the mistake of reg a .in and the privacy protection was temp and got flooded with spam. Do you have privacy protection on .co.uk domains?
 

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There is something much bigger that can be done with - properly researched and analyzed back-links:

It's a staple of SEO & PBNs - drive massive traffic where you want - again research and make sure the traffic flow "makes sense" or the big G will ruin your day.

I have built a software (as others) that can recreate the domain (actually any - live or on archive.org). I get the name, put the site back up as it was - then pull out the content and replace it with my content.

Keep the link structure and you have a killer site.

Just did these recently - content swap is coming soon, but give you an idea: SpadeMark.com & Sopreso.com.

If you look closely you will find links to my site on those site, sending juice.
 

BrandPlease

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FYI - when you get the name, assuming it's indexed - dont buy it it is not, that mean 1. its got a penalty and you will get no traffic or 2. (less likely) they set a robot.txt to block crawl.

Get the links - all of them - and put a site up immediately, I dont recommend a simple redirect at the registrar. Do it with htaccess at the host level and 301 each page.

Then put up you analytics and you will see the real traffic and you wont lose all the links.
 

Domain_Stir

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There is something much bigger that can be done with - properly researched and analyzed back-links:

It's a staple of SEO & PBNs - drive massive traffic where you want - again research and make sure the traffic flow "makes sense" or the big G will ruin your day.

I have built a software (as others) that can recreate the domain (actually any - live or on archive.org). I get the name, put the site back up as it was - then pull out the content and replace it with my content.

Keep the link structure and you have a killer site.

Just did these recently - content swap is coming soon, but give you an idea: SpadeMark.com & Sopreso.com.

If you look closely you will find links to my site on those site, sending juice.

Interesting! I'll look into this.
 

Domain_Stir

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FYI - when you get the name, assuming it's indexed - dont buy it it is not, that mean 1. its got a penalty and you will get no traffic or 2. (less likely) they set a robot.txt to block crawl.

Get the links - all of them - and put a site up immediately, I dont recommend a simple redirect at the registrar. Do it with htaccess at the host level and 301 each page.

Then put up you analytics and you will see the real traffic and you wont lose all the links.

Thanks for the info. I have no clue what that means but I will research it and mine the hell out of it. Just learning about varying approaches to dropcatching and backlink research. If you can refer more info that'd be amazing.

Thanks again!
 

BrandPlease

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HAHAHA.

OK. the easiest way for a quick spot check is:

site:whateverdomain.com in a Google search

Look at what G returns.
The actual site and links to pages and content = might be OK

Lots of links to non related sites (ins sales, porn, etc.) = bad and penalty is coming - you wont be able to stop it and fixing is a waste of money

Nothing comes back excpet maybe a link to GoDaddy or analytics = dont buy, it's de-indexed

Hope that helps. There is much more to look at, that is just the 1st quick check.
 

BrandPlease

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If you want to give me an example domain, thats expiring, I would be happy to do a full workup and show you the stuff to look for.

Rebuilding is a different thing and really depends how far you want to go & learn. There are quick ways and there are detailed ways - that are far more lucrative in the long term.
 

Domain_Stir

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HAHAHA.

OK. the easiest way for a quick spot check is:

site:whateverdomain.com in a Google search

Look at what G returns.
The actual site and links to pages and content = might be OK

Lots of links to non related sites (ins sales, porn, etc.) = bad and penalty is coming - you wont be able to stop it and fixing is a waste of money

Nothing comes back excpet maybe a link to GoDaddy or analytics = dont buy, it's de-indexed

Hope that helps. There is much more to look at, that is just the 1st quick check.

I've been using that along with Moz OSE, SEOKicks just get an idea of just how much baggage a domain carries. Not using it as gospel but more of a gauge for some domains with "backlinks" in the "millions".

So if a site has been de-indexed but the domain itself is rare, short, and concise would that not be good to build a site from the ground up and ask google re-index? I can see how that would not be good for parking but I was wondering if the value may be there to sell a strong domain name?
 
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