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How should we handle old URLs from a recently acquired expired domain that currently redirect to empty pages?

I am managing a customer website. They recently bought an expired domain name and simply redirected it to their main domain. The expired domain was safe, non-spam with good authority. However, the old ...
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Domain expired more than 30 days ago but is still owned by registrar, registrar is not responding. What will happen to the domain next? [duplicate]

I had a domain expire due to a failed auto-renew payment. It expired without me noticing on June 21. The registrar (Freenom) kept the domain and email accounts up and running until July 27. When the ...
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Godaddy expired domain transfer

My domain recently expired on 12/05/2021 and I wanted to transfer it to a new registrar. So I initiated the transfer. Unlocked the domain and got the transfer auth key and initiated the transfer at ...
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What does GoDaddy do with their expiring domains that were registered before 2005?

In https://godaddy.com/help/bid-on-expiring-domains-893, GoDaddy say: If a domain name registered with us after May 2, 2005 expires, we automatically list it for auction on GoDaddy Auctions® 25 days ...
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How to get my domain name back before a squatter grabs it?

I let my domain name expire by mistake. And it's even beyond the time where I can reinstate it. It's now in pending delete status. What is the best way to get it back before a squatter picks it up? My ...
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Will Google value links to expired domains that have been down for months if I create a new site there?

I found some new dropped domains that I buy that have decent links that are all 404 of course. When a domain is dropped and the link has been 404'd for over 100 days does Google 100% ignore that ...
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Do I need to worry that somebody will pre-register my domain for after it expires and take it from me?

I am registering a domain name for my website, and am concerned by the possibility that, if I register it for a short time period, someone else could buy the domain name for a future period. Is it ...
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Is there a way to re-acquire an expired domain without paying the huge fees for a "Premium" domain?

I have a few domains that I had registered and used a long time ago, and then I let them expire. I want to start them up again and now I am told the cost is as much as $40,000 because it is a "Premium"...
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If an old redirecting domain expires will it still redirect or affect SEO?

What happens if an old domain redirecting to a new domain expires? Will it still redirect? What is the effect on search engine ranking?
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Does Google penalize for redirecting too many expired domain to my site? [duplicate]

I used to 301 redirect expired domains to my site and now I think I made a mistake. If we redirect more than a single domain to a particular website, will hurt SEO?
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How to backorder domain

I would like to set up an internet tool to automatically buy back domain names that have just expired. I saw on the internet that there are several steps before the final deletion. There is the grace ...
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Domain expired, GoDaddy holds it and is asking more money

After expiring my domain, GoDaddy is asking more money to renew. Why is GoDaddy holding my domain? If it expired it has to be open to buy right?
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Can I recover a lost domain if I prove I can send emails from that domain’s email addresses?

Last year I didn’t renew my domain by mistake. And it was taken by someone else. The nameservers were never changed, so I could still use my GSuite registered with this domain for one year (for “free”...
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Can a penalized site be indexed again

I have an expired domain it is penalized in google can it be reindexed? I think it is penalized due to some bad backlinks if I disow the bad backlinks in google webmasters can it be reindexed?
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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

I contacted the registrant (I edited out his name out below) by finding his new email on the web, he emailed me that he don't own the domain anymore and sent photos he took of the paper forms he ...
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Expired domain hijacked - recommended action?

I have a (non-technical) client who let their .org domain expire, and it has since been bought by a squatter. They own the .com domain and currently use that as their primary domain. The client is a ...
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Regain lost ranking of expired domain in SERP's

I managed a client's domain example.co.in which was ranking for imp. keywords though low search volume. The domain was added in Google Webmaster as well as linked on Google+ profile page. I believe ...
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My domain name is expiring but I don't have access to renew it - help!

So I'm in quite a pinch right now - have a Wordpress site with over 3,500+ posts with an above average SEO ( niche content, so almost guaranteed Page 1 results ) I initially created the site with ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. If I will redirect these domain to my ...
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Expiring domain transfer

A domain I own with a registrar is expiring next month. I want to change registrar. Is there a way of changing registrar exactly on expiration date or the only way is to start (and pay) the transfer ...
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