Same answer to both: So we can offer you SEO value/PBN domains at the same high quality at about half the auction prices, in some cases 3-4 times cheaper!
As demand and auction prices at places like Godaddy and Namejet continue to rise, our service will remain the only affordable one on the market as our expired + expiring domains database and know-how are incredibly hard to replicate even with a lot of money. This makes us your perfect long-term High authority/PBN domains provider and it doesn't matter if you want to buy PBN domains for $30 or domains for affiliate SEO of money sites for $500 - we have enough of both!
There is no general difference, both are domains that host websites after all. They can be used for Money sites, 301 redirects to money sites and for PBN.
If your SEO targets Google USA keep in mind Google.com is not only your Google but also the world's Google and all domains and countries are equal there.
Like everything, there are pros and cons in the details and it depends on the extension - TLDs vary from brilliant (better than .com) to a bit shitty. That said:
My name is Kalin I did a lot of SEO from 2007 to 2014. Expired domains have been the core work of my life in the last 6 years. I no longer follow SEO trends and couldn't tell you shit about local search or microformats. But for each country the size of Macedonia or Albania not only we have built a database of almost all domains with SEO value but I know:
All this information is hopelessly useless at cocktail parties but it makes us beasts in drop-catching (registering the good domains right on expire before all the scrapers/crawlers/hunters get a chance to capitalize on a broken link to the domain and before any manual domain stalkers see it's available too).
I'm far from alone - we are a team of 20 people, many of them are good in SEO but more importantly they have unheard-of skills such as:
We have stronger and weaker (due to stronger competition of SEO domains hunters) countries but our general rule is: if we find a good PBN/high authority domain well below the market price we chase and catch it so we can sell it to you with profit but still below market price. And our knowledge of the details for catching in all countries makes us the only truly global SEO domains provider. After us, there is nothing good left and if you think there is, your criteria are either lower than ours or you have very narrow niche requirements (we would leave behind an ugly bugs blog with 5 links but if you are in the pest control niche it could work for you).
A fair question that unfortunately has a very technical answer so bear with me - the line between expired and non-expired domains is only clear with .com/net/org/info/biz domains - there it's very easy for Google (an ICANN registrar) to query the Whois and see creation date.
As our SEO domains are almost entirely ccTLDs (country domains like co.uk) where ICANN registrars don't have any special powers, it's unclear whether or not Google fights Whois limits to be able to tell creation date of a domain. UK registry Nominet allows 1000 checks a day per IP and some other countries have a limit of 50 checks a day. Would Google allocate thousands of IPs to make Whois checks and build a system to detect and avoid Whois bans? Would they pay hundreds of thousands a year to DomainTools for this data? Both are possible but I consider very unlikely. In UK pre-drop auctions are forbidden so all domains are expired. Does this mean expired domains are not used successfully for PBN? Not at all, they are used in UK SEO for PBN all the time.
Everything above applies only to countries with a Whois server that returns a creation date. As there are no regulations about this, every country has it's own policy for Whois, .de .es and many others don't have a creation date or don't have a Whois server at all. So Google really doesn't have a clue.
So, in the end, it's up to you. If you are more paranoid and think Google checks Whois of .co.uk and the others that have it (though data shows otherwise) you can always stick to the countries that Google cannot see the creation date for. As a bonus your domain registrant data is hidden from Google too, you will not have to worry about fake data or pay for privacy - you have your real data (and real email to receive expiration notifications) but Google cannot see it. If you are interested which are these nice countries for PBN domains, we're always ready to help.
Scraping, hunting, whatever you call it is coming to an end as something you do yourself whatever the software. We know about almost all existing, expiring and expired domains (at least 99% of the ones with SEO value), have registered anything really good (even if it existed from say 1999 to 2004) and monitor all drops of any SEO value. Good and available .com, .net, .org domains are long gone, .ca, co.uk, .de, .fr etc. were all cleaned from anything worth it in the last 2 years. Small countries' good available domains are rapidly plucked out too. Whatever domain we miss or leave behind is taken by the industrial size scrapers that sell PBN domains in bulk.
The future belongs entirely to drop-catchers. This is why we have killed our finders fee services for available domains and sell directly the databases at https://alldomainsdb.com/ - where you can directly buy everything the whole world scrapes for. The first ones will get the best ones!
Scrapers (especially the ones searching for .com domains) remind me of this: “The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.” (Confucius) - when everything good is registered at the drop WTF are you searching for in competition with thousands of others like you
These services are well made but you're missing the whole point - this would be like using most (but not all) of our database without the domain catching know-how and sharing the bounty with 10 000+ users of the service in question. Why would you even consider it?
Then you just hit the jackpot by finding us. Keep us in secret. I'm serious, there is not enough good domains in each individual country for both you and the competition.
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