QUOTE(RyanBlank @ Sep 16 2005, 03:16 PM)
I actually did excatly that on June 9th of this year with a domain i purchased months before and had not yet used. reading your post reminded to configure urchin to analyze the logs for it.. so, i just went ahead and did that and found the only bot to have visited since it's debut on June 9th is this one
strange.. but no google, yahoo or anyone else
But you did not submit the domain to any crawlers, right? That one found the domain on its own.
Randy makes some good points. The new domain I have, when it goes live, should accrue some links fairly quickly. It will be related to one of my well-established areas of expertise and people will find it quickly (it is being set up to meet demand for more output from me).
I may get a window of a week or two before I have to announce it. That may not be enough time for Google to crawl it.
I think I will set up a temporary content page as the root URL and submit it to Google today. At least I'll have a little more time this way, and it won't hurt to have some fluff content spidered (I think -- I probably don't want it to be too fluffy).