Domain Name Background Check: 17 NamesCon Live Auction Domain Names
Bill Hartzer, the original inventor of Verified Domains, has already analyzed the 600+ domains that are listed in the NamesCon domain name auction, which is being facilitated by ROTD (Right of the Dot) and Namejet.com. You can take a look at what we found when we analyzed the full list of domain names. You can review the full list and bid early on each of these domain names here.
17 new domain names were recently added to the list, which includes some great domain names:
We ran each of these 17 domain names through our proprietary domain name background check process, to see if each of these domain names would pass. If a domain name passes our strict background check process, then we would potentially verify the domain name–meaning that it’s eligible for our guarantees.
Here’s what we found:
- All of the domain names passed our email blacklist check, meaning that they’re not on any email blacklists as of the time of the check. This is good.
- Of the 17 domain names that were recently added to the list (the list above), 5 of the domain names were never really used for websites–so they’re generally clean. This could be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. If you’re going to use it for a website, you’d be starting completely fresh. The could be good or it could mean a lot of work involved to get the website to rank in the search engine results, for example.
- One of the domain names has a pretty bad link problem. There are some really poor quality, spammy websites linking to the domain name. It would NOT pass our verification process, and would not be eligible for any of our guarantees. Although it’s a great domain name, the amount of work involved to clean up that domain name is pretty extensive. If you buy the domain name, be prepared to hire an SEO firm or consultant to clean up the links to the website. Based on it’s current state, that could be costly.
- 5 of the 17 domain names have a history–they have anywhere from 100 to 6700 links pointing to them. Two of those 4 domain names have a decent amount of links, and the links generally aren’t bad or low quality links.
- Of those 5 domain names, 4 match the topic of the domain name. Meaning if it’s a domain name that contains a keyword, then you’d expect to see the links pointing to that domain name to be on the same general topic. For example, if the domain name suggests that you’d find a dog website on it, then you’d expect to see links from the pets topic pointing to it. Most of these 5 match the topic–but one of them, the same problem domain name, doesn’t match it’s topic at all. We see that as a potential problem that the new domain name owner would have to deal with.
All of these 17 domain names are great domains. Along with any major investment, though, comes due diligence. Whether it be buying a used car, buying a home, or buying a business, it’s normal that you perform the proper due diligence. Get a vehicle history report, a home inspection, or hire a team to investigate the business, including a review of their financials. Why not perform a domain name background check on a domain name, as well?