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I am in the process of negotiating for a domain that has been around since 1998.

It used to be a site, but now it seems like it's been parked for over a year (according to the way back machine).

The site has a bunch of back links pointing to it (including a Yahoo one) and some of them look pretty old..

If I buy the domain and put a site up on it, what are the chances I will be sandboxed? Does this domain have any value over a brand new domain (since it has been parked for so long)?.

The only reason I'm interested in this domain is because I think it has built up some authority for being around for such a long time and thus would be easier to SEO... or am I wrong?..

Comments (8)

Send a PM to Lord Brar about this. He is an accredited expert in the field...

Comment #1

Dull space, where you been man.. been a while..

Comment #2

I wanna know that too. I am planning to park some domains...

Comment #3

@funlol I wouldn't spend loads (read: 100's) on buying it. You can get domains like this all over the place for $10 - $60.

Yes it will has some authority as it's aged, and has a large amount of backlinks so shouldn't get hit with any kind of penalty, and will be indexed relatively quickly.

(your mileage may vary etc etc.....)..

Comment #4

Thanks for the reply darkwing... the domain cost is around $1000.. but it's in a very profitable niche..

Comment #5

And the backlinks pointing to it look old.

A problem I'm seeing is that the domain changed hands in 2006...could this hurt?..

Comment #6

Did you analyze the anchor text of the domains pointing to the domain? I mean one would think if you have a load of great phrases pointing towards it, it would hold advantages for those keywords. Dunno what tool you use - may want to check out link diagnosis or analyze backlinksalso you can sometimes use the wayback machine to see how old the links are..

Comment #7

^^ "supposed to read analyze anchor texts of links pointing to said domain"..

Comment #8

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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