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Old 01-04-2002, 04:50 PM   #1
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Question Expired domains with link popularity

I've been searching for a website or application that searches for expired domains and checks link popularity.
Does anyone know of something like this??

It doesn't matter if it's free or not. The most important thing is that it works.

PS. I've been looking at popular-domains.com and domainsbot.com. Please tell me if you've had any experience with these programs.

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Old 01-04-2002, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hey David,

Popular-Domains.com was actually created by a Geek/Talk member, so there's a fair amount of discussion surrounding the app to be found within the pages of our old 'Barter' forum. The best thread on this product is here:
http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...xpired+domains

This program is easy to install, easy to use, contains all the necessary features, and is efficient.

An alternative program that was also created by a Geek/Talk member, and which is developed with industrial-strength usage in mind (ie system intensive, requires some tech savvy to use, but churns through Whois data very quickly), has been discussed in the following thread:
http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...xpired+domains

I haven't used the latter app, but Steve has, so if you choose to go down that route, he may be able to provide some advice/criticism...

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Old 01-07-2002, 11:38 PM   #3
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I made one and it's free -

www.batcave.net/freeware.shtml

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for link popularity try http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/
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Ok, thanks for your help guys.

I've decided to try a linux based application similar to Fatales (from Czars post). I've been trying to reach Fatale via email but haven't got any replies.

So, does anyone know of a similar application?

Also, does anyone know if this method catching expired domains still is succesful or even working?
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Old 01-14-2002, 01:52 PM   #6
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Also, does anyone know if this method catching expired domains still is succesful or even working?
It works, and can be successful depending on your use of the domain.

These apps, though, are generally useful only in tracking down forgotten and/or rejected names, with the most desired expired names generally being snapped up by porn networks, professional speculators and services such as Snapnames within seconds of them becoming available. As such, few of the names available after days or weeks are regarded as sure-things in terms of instant traffic.

Of course, if the name suits your specific interest, then you could likely extract greater returns than those who don't appreciate your niche. For example, I regularly pick up names that have been expired for several weeks and only have a few dozen inbound links, simply because I recognise that the name is close to my other sites and/or areas of commercial interest, allowing me to better leverage the property than speculators without such experience. In many of these cases, the names have turned into profitable independent properties, or valuable mini-sites used to drive traffic to my similar properties, or to affiliate programs.

Unfortunately, I can't help you in regards to contacting fatale or naming another linux app, but wish you the best in tracking this down.
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Old 01-14-2002, 02:21 PM   #7
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Hello Czar and thanks for your help.
Well, my primary purpose with a script like this should be to get some extra traffic to my sites and build up new sites with this traffic.

I looked through Fatales post once again and he there says his program
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scans the web for domain names that are about to expire or already has expired
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I believe this means you could use his application (or any similar one) to find domains with high link popularity that are on-hold and then register them via Snapnames.
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I believe this means you could use his application (or any similar one) to find domains with high link popularity that are on-hold and then register them via Snapnames.
Makes sense.

If you do try this, it would be great if you could post your experience here. There seems to have been a lot of interest generated here lately regarding the effectiveness of Snapnames...
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Sure. I'll post when/if I try it.
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Old 01-22-2002, 02:55 PM   #10
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I've now found a script that will do what I want. It's called Domain Stalker and I found it at SuperScripts.Com. I think it works pretty much like Fatales script.

Has anyone got any comment on this script?
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I was also looking for resources that can check for expired names and link popularity some time back...
I got that domain stalker and to tell you the truth, I bet it is several years old and that programmer never update his software, i think it is a complete rip off purchasing a membership at superscripts for a few hundred bucks and found out that most of his scripts are out-dated and don't work (except for a few)
You might want to try the expired domains search and monitor software by domaintrax.com, i tried out its free membership service and it was pretty neat so I bought its software to run on my server..
For other expired software mentioned, I myself have personally not tried out, so cannot give any comments about them
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