You must have seen many newbies getting involved in domain flipping business.
Because this is an easy to do business.
Today I opened Buy & Sell group on Facebook and saw many people offering PR2, PR3 domains and many other people were interested in buying expired domains.
No doubt this is a very profitable and easy business. We can find some good domains and then flip them with good profit.
If you are selling 4-5 domains per week with little profit of $50-$100 per domain then you can easily make $200-$500 per month.
I am doing this business from last 3-4 months and it is working great for me as I have sold domains in $500, $251, $81, $50 and few others, and this was one of the easiest business I did.
If you are also looking to enter in domain flipping business then here I am going to share some very crucial things before buying domain from anyone.
First of all let's start with little introduction about expired domain.
An expired domain is a domain which we don't renew. There are many people who forget to renew their domains or they don't have money to renew them again, so domain registrar gives 30 days extension to renew your domain.
If you fail to renew your domain in 30 days extension period then this domain will be declared as expired domain and domain registrar will start bidding for that domain.
Bidding will last for 7 days and after that the domain will be given to higher bidder.
And with this process you can grab many good domains.
Recently I won ProChatting.com in GoDaddy auction. I bought this domain just because of its age, as this is 15 years old domain. 🙂
Here are the Things You Need to Know Before Buying Expired Domains
#1. Always check DA/PA of domain before buying
Thousands of domains expire daily and you can check them on sites like Expired Domain, and there are many other sites from where you can find expired/deleted domains.,
PA (page authority) and DA (domain authority) are two very important factors to find quality of any expired domain or live website. DA and PA were introduced by Moz and you can check them on Open Site Explorer.
If you are buying any expired domain then always check both of them and try to grab a domain with DA 25+.
#2. Always check domain with Google banned checker
You may find a high PA, DA and very good-looking domain but this is of no use if Google has already banned it from search engines.
Check domain withand make sure it is not banned.
Note: If the domain is too good and you want to buy it in any case, even if it is banned, then you can use Google reconsideration request and request them for un-banning the domain.
#3. Check Google AdSense ban
You will find hundreds of expired domains which are Google Adsense banned. So if you are thinking to build a website on expired domain then this must be your first step before buying any domain. Because at the end we are buying domain to make money online and if it is already banned then it is no use for us.
AdSense Sandbox Checker is such a tool which will help you to find AdSense ban.
Simply put url and click on preview Ads.
If all the ads are being displayed then you ate in safe zone, otherwise it is banned.
#4. Check archive of website
You might be aware about above mentioned things but this will be very new thing.
If you are buying any expired domain and want to see which type of website was running before it expired, then simply go to Archive and put your domain url there.
Click on take me back button and you will see a screenshot link this.
As you can see this is a timeline graph where you can click on any year and see how the site looks like in past.
You can click on circled numbers in month and you will be able to see live website of that time. 🙂
#5. Check PageRank very carefully
Most of the expired domains have manipulated page ranks and you will be caught into trap.
Always check domains with Fake PR Checker tools and try verifying with few other tools also.
I did mistake of buying few domains by seeing their PR and later I found them fake. In this way I wasted around $400 on domains and I was never able to sell them.
There are few things which you must keep in your mind before buying expired domains. If you will check all the suggested things then you will be able to find very good and huge potential domains.
Check this infographic for Domain auctions