Following on from a previous post (http://www.highranki...,34);">)</span> I have further information. I am purchasing a website (in the medical industry) which has been suspended by Nominet. It is a well-established site that has been running since the late-nineties with a well known brand name. The UK medical regulatory body instigated the suspension under 'operation pangea'. This operation relates to fake medications so I assume the site I am purchasing linked to a dodgy website (probably affiliate marketing) for pharmaceutical medications.
Nominet have told me that although they won't lift the suspension straight away, it is likely to run its course in the next 18 months and I am happy to wait this long so that is not a problem.
The site itself did get affected by the Panda or Penguin updates last year because I noticed a significant drop in ranking and listings before it got suspended.
So... based on all of the above, would anybody have any idea 1. how long it might take to get the site ranking well again (exposed well in Google) after the suspension is lifted. Will this nominet suspension affect the site's future Google reputation? I will be totally redeveloping the site - it will look like new by the time I have finished with it. And no dodgy SEO will go on, only high quality maintenance / good, unique content, useful information etc. and 2. what steps I could take to ensure Google know this has changed hands and is being run by a new and trustworthy owner.
Thanks, any help or advice would be much appreciated.