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Domain expired, GoDaddy holds it and is asking more money

In gTLD world, such as .COM it goes around like that: when a domain hits its expiration date, the registry auto-renews it this opens a 45 days period where the registrar can decide either to do ...
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How should we handle old URLs from a recently acquired expired domain that currently redirect to empty pages?

As long as your "empty" pages are correctly returning a 404 (or 410) status code, you should not have to worry about any ranking drop in the new domain. Google will treat the URLs as removed ...
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Is there a way to re-acquire an expired domain without paying the huge fees for a "Premium" domain?

We never really own domains. We apply to rent them when they aren't being rented by anyone else and then we continue to rent them on an ongoing yearly basis. Any time we stop renting them, another ...
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My domain name is expiring but I don't have access to renew it - help!

If there is still time, and you have access to ftp "Worst case scenerio " solution is to buy another domain and redirect all movement using 301. And yes you can put 301 without access to domain. ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

The domain authority on expired domains comes mostly from the inbound links to their deep pages. If you have similar enough content that your domain can satisfy the users that click on those links ...
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Godaddy expired domain transfer

I finally figured it out. You need to turn off the "domain protection" plan. GoDaddy has a domain protection plan to protect privacy etc. Now when the domain expires you can't downgrade/turn ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

This is a great idea, when handled properly. You need to to some research about domains first Verify that there is not Manual Penalty to this domain (Verify it through Google Webmaster Tool ) Check ...
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Regain lost ranking of expired domain in SERP's

If you still have old domain intact then you should: You should have 301 redirected all pages from old domain to new domain The above should be an apple-to-apple mapping as in : olddomain/page1 301 ...
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If an old redirecting domain expires will it still redirect or affect SEO?

Lets take these on one at a time. Q: What happens if an old domain redirecting to a new domain expires? A: The old domain ceases to exist at all. Q: Will it still redirect? A: No. The domain no ...
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How to backorder domain

You need to have access to a registrar API to accomplish this. I have a script that does it, but it is only semi automatic. I have to edit it and insert domain and registrant details every time I ...
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Will Google value links to expired domains that have been down for months if I create a new site there?

The expired domains can power a real business. I've launched sites on more than 400 of them. If you want to take advantage of those "lost" back links, you should do these best practice first: ...
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How to get my domain name back before a squatter grabs it?

Domain name after markets are where you should be looking at. If it is a good domain name then you will have to outbid the other guys who have also placed a backorder on it. They have already parked ...
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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?

Once a domain expires, depending on the TLD*, it becomes available for another party to register. Unless you have some sort of IP claim on the domain name you can't stop someone else grabbing it. .* ...
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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? Expirations of domain names can not be seriously discussed without knowing at least the TLD, and even better the full domain itself ...
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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

You can't do anything. You can't transfer a domain that doesn't belong to you. There isn't a manual process that goes around this restriction. Restore is only offered to the owner of a domain. A ...
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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

I believe that the registrant will have to reregister the domain in order to transfer it to you. Since it's past the redemption period, this may not be possible. Technically, the registrar now may own ...
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Expired domain hijacked - recommended action?

I think your question is open to too much opinion and interpretation. There is no definite answer for the simple fact that the domain itself expired. So, how could it have been hijacked? Well, if he ...
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My domain name is expiring but I don't have access to renew it - help!

You can contact the relevant Domain Name Registry and ask about their process for dispute resolution. .co.uk for example has a Dispute Resolution Service which is relatively easy. .com follows the ...
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My domain name is expiring but I don't have access to renew it - help!

Find out the registrar and contact them. They may be willing to contact the domain owner for you and get him to contact you.
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My domain name is expiring but I don't have access to renew it - help!

in some domains (for example .pl) there are possibility to buy "option" (option for registration) for domain. This means that if current owner don't renew it - you will get that domain (afer ...
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Will redirecting expired domains to my website help or attract penalties?

Before redirecting those domains to your new domain you need to do some research about those domains first.If any domain is penalized by google then your new website will get penalized too. So first ...
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