View Full Version : New domain or Expired Domain

08-09-2007, 10:21 PM
When starting a new project - do you just buy an existing domain or do you search to see if any are expiring soon?

What do you think the advantages/disadvantages are for both arguments?

Blue Cat Buxton
08-10-2007, 03:29 AM
I think of domains I would like, see what is available and then see what is on ones that are already taken.

If they look abandoned I might see when they expire, but generally will go for new domains.

09-17-2007, 01:07 AM
I always go for new. I also make sure it hasn't been registered in the past just in case. Buying domains isn't a bad idea, though, if you find one that catches your eyes--I just don't like spending the money.

10-18-2007, 12:33 AM
I would recommend an older domain as the domain age also counts.

10-23-2007, 11:22 AM
It depends what was on the older domain. I once had a domain that had previously been owned, but had been banned by Google.

It didn't take long for them to fix the problem when I shot them a quick email to let them know the domain was under new management -- but it's something to be aware of.