I am purchasing a domain and am trying to check the history. It looks like it was registered in 2001 and used through 2005.
There was a 302 redirect on the site that just went to a page that stated "TOP Searches" Then had a list of categories, Gambling, Shopping, Computers, Finance, under those obvious keyword liks, casinos, blackjack, gamblin.
So we know this site had a shady past but here is the question.
I used WayBack Machine.
Even with a shady past, since it shows 2001-2005, would this have been dropped so far back that it was considered safe now?
Since the last date on WayBack shows 2005, could it have had a robots.txt file that would not let it be indexed by them. I guess my question is, if they did that, would that cause it to show no activity since 2005, yet maybe it had in reality been active even up until recently?
Here is the WHOIS History:
We have 42 historical records for xxxxx. The oldest record dates back more than 7 years. There are at least 15 significant changes. All of the records publish domain name ownership data.
Any advice based on the history? I cannot make a mistake, if there is a chance this domain is tainted, I need to move on.
Edited by Force7, 22 January 2013 - 06:53 PM.