If you are someone that is considering starting a website or an online shop, then the first thing you need to know is that your domain name is one of the most important things about your website. It needs to be catchy, unique and creative and suit your business perfectly. But if you are not someone that wants to come up with a name, maybe you should consider buying a domain name that has expired. And it that is what you go for, here are a few things you should know before buying a domain name.
Check the domain name’s PA and DA
Before you even consider buying an expired domain name, you have to make sure to check the domain’s PA, or page authority, and the domain’s DA, domain authority. These are two very important factors that, when checked, will help you figure out whether any expired domain name is a good quality one and if it is worth buying. When checking, always look for a domain that has a DA of 25+. It it’s under 25, then we suggest you keep looking.
Check the website’s archive
This is something that not a lot of people know about, but trust us when we say, checking the domain’s archive is a very important step to take before actually buying an expired domain name. This is actually a really easy thing to check since all you have to do is go to Archive, put in the URL of the domain you are interested in, and you will be able to see which kind of website was running the domain name before it expired.
Check the domain name’s Page Rank
The domain’s page rank is also something that you really need to check carefully before actually buying the domain name. When checking the page’s rank, something you need to be wary of is that most of the expired domain’s ranks have been manipulated after they expired so that they can sell them at a better price. What you can do is use the Fake PR Checker, and if you are still not sure, then you can verify the domain name you want to buy on a few other tools as well.
Even though buying an expired domain name can be very risky, it is still worth looking into since there are a lot of good domain names out there, and most of them have expired because of people forgetting to renew them, so if you just follow these few simple tips, you may be able to find your perfect domain name in the “expired” pile.
— Dave Greenbaum (@calldrdave) 8 de octubre de 2017