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paulavery

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This is what happens when you let a URL with PR go
www.plumtreebb.com
 

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Hah... I expected worse. At least the topic is household stuff rather something more eye-popping.
 

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Can somebody please explain this to me??.
A rail-trail group near me dropped the ball and forgot to renew their domain name (URL) and next thing you know it was a porn site. With an established and recognized name, the LAST thing you want using the url that is known to be YOU is porn. So you now have to buy it back for whatever they want. This is meant as a reminder to keep track of your renewal date.
 

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Can somebody please explain this to me??.
InnBloom said:
Can somebody please explain this to me??
Someone forgot to renew their domain name or, went out of business and it went up for grabs. With a lot of history (my website has been around for over 10 years) Google has a bit more trust than it would in a 1 month old website loaded with the same junk that one is.
So, it will show better in searches. And if it's just $10 to buy that domain with history, same price as a brand new domain name, why not buy the history, too.
 

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Can somebody please explain this to me??.
InnBloom said:
Can somebody please explain this to me??
Someone forgot to renew their domain name or, went out of business and it went up for grabs. With a lot of history (my website has been around for over 10 years) Google has a bit more trust than it would in a 1 month old website loaded with the same junk that one is.
So, it will show better in searches. And if it's just $10 to buy that domain with history, same price as a brand new domain name, why not buy the history, too.
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The history doesn't last long. Change 2 of three things in the "history trinity" and the history is gone within a month or less.
History Trinity
  1. Domain ownership
  2. Content
  3. Hosting
Change any one thing, and it is no problem. Change any two at the same time .... bad news.
 

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Can somebody please explain this to me??.
InnBloom said:
Can somebody please explain this to me??
Someone forgot to renew their domain name or, went out of business and it went up for grabs. With a lot of history (my website has been around for over 10 years) Google has a bit more trust than it would in a 1 month old website loaded with the same junk that one is.
So, it will show better in searches. And if it's just $10 to buy that domain with history, same price as a brand new domain name, why not buy the history, too.
.
The history doesn't last long. Change 2 of three things in the "history trinity" and the history is gone within a month or less.
History Trinity
  1. Domain ownership
  2. Content
  3. Hosting
Change any one thing, and it is no problem. Change any two at the same time .... bad news.
.
So then, what's the answer? Why bother grabbing up a domain name with history if the history disappears in a brief time? Another rookie mistake I could have made but didn't- move the website immediately after changing the domain's owner.
 

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Can somebody please explain this to me??.
InnBloom said:
Can somebody please explain this to me??
Someone forgot to renew their domain name or, went out of business and it went up for grabs. With a lot of history (my website has been around for over 10 years) Google has a bit more trust than it would in a 1 month old website loaded with the same junk that one is.
So, it will show better in searches. And if it's just $10 to buy that domain with history, same price as a brand new domain name, why not buy the history, too.
.
The history doesn't last long. Change 2 of three things in the "history trinity" and the history is gone within a month or less.
History Trinity
  1. Domain ownership
  2. Content
  3. Hosting
Change any one thing, and it is no problem. Change any two at the same time .... bad news.
.
So then, what's the answer? Why bother grabbing up a domain name with history if the history disappears in a brief time? Another rookie mistake I could have made but didn't- move the website immediately after changing the domain's owner.
.
They buy them up to get the short lived ride, AND they buy them to get all the incoming links, which they then redirect to to other pages for their own benefit. People build links all the time, but they rarely remove them or check to make sure the link still goes where they intended it to go.So buying up an old domain is a way of buying up existing links.
 

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Can somebody please explain this to me??.
InnBloom said:
Can somebody please explain this to me??
Someone forgot to renew their domain name or, went out of business and it went up for grabs. With a lot of history (my website has been around for over 10 years) Google has a bit more trust than it would in a 1 month old website loaded with the same junk that one is.
So, it will show better in searches. And if it's just $10 to buy that domain with history, same price as a brand new domain name, why not buy the history, too.
.
The history doesn't last long. Change 2 of three things in the "history trinity" and the history is gone within a month or less.
History Trinity
  1. Domain ownership
  2. Content
  3. Hosting
Change any one thing, and it is no problem. Change any two at the same time .... bad news.
.
So then, what's the answer? Why bother grabbing up a domain name with history if the history disappears in a brief time? Another rookie mistake I could have made but didn't- move the website immediately after changing the domain's owner.
.
They buy them up to get the short lived ride, AND they buy them to get all the incoming links, which they then redirect to to other pages for their own benefit. People build links all the time, but they rarely remove them or check to make sure the link still goes where they intended it to go.So buying up an old domain is a way of buying up existing links.
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Thanks!
 
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