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 nothing (then the domain gets really renewed past the 45 days delay, which means the registrar has been payed by its client to renew it), or delete the domain name (...
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 person or organisation may apply to start renting them instead.
At this point we can only start renting them again if the other person or organisation agrees to ...
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 then you might get some SEO benefit from the domain redirect. To get it, you would have to put appropriate redirects in place.
For example if you find a link ...
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.
To be honest , you should go in that direction in a moment that you realized that you lost contact with domain owner.
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 the back-links of domain if any. It might be victim of Penguin
2 & 2.1 (You can use ahref.com for example)
Redirecting domains without above verifications ...
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 redirect to newdomain/page1
olddomain/page2 301 redirect to newdomain/page2
This will inform crawler that the old pages have not died they have moved ...
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 longer exists.
Q: What is the effect on search engine ranking?
A: That depends. For example, if there are a number of links to the old domain, these links will ...
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:
Recover the same content on the same URL
Create new content in the same subject on the same URL
Create new content about the same subject on other internal URLs but ...
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 it by now and as you suggest it's a good domain name then let's assume it has good traffic and thus it will popup as quite a catch in those lists. (Don't want to ...
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.
.* The "depending on" applies to some extensions e.g. .com, where there is a 30 day grace period where the domain is inactive but you can renew it. Then there is ...
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 to know its sponsoring registrar.
Registry and registrar rules and custom procedures vary by TLD.
Typically, a domain expiring can exhibit the following ...
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 want to use it.
The answer to 1) is that you can't know, and it is deliberate. Domains are released at a random time within a window of (for example) 24 hours. ...
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 domain can not be transferred during the redemption period and even then, the current owner would need to be able to unlock the domain.
If the domain can be ...
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 the rights to sell the domain.
You see this happen with registars like Godaddy. When a domain goes to expiry, the domain doesn't actually drop or get caught. ...
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 registered your best option and advice would be to contact this person as directly as you can and I would avoid any email contact. Try to get their phone number. ...
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 Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.
The process can be different for different TLDs, but contacting the registrar of the domain is probably the best ...
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 quarantine period ) .
What kind of domain we are talking about ? .com ?
Also you can search for company that can catch (buy it first if current owner don'...
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 of all you need to Check the back-links of those domains.