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    Allowed domain to lapse - but no regrets

    When you unintentionally allow a domain to lapse and you later go to this lapsed domain and find that nobody has snapped it up it doesn't feel so bad,
    at least I didn't feel so bad about it when it happened to me recently.
    If it was any good, somebody would have bought it, that's my reasoning.
    Any thoughts on this?

  2. Quote Originally Posted by keynes View Post
    When you unintentionally allow a domain to lapse and you later go to this lapsed domain and find that nobody has snapped it up it doesn't feel so bad,
    at least I didn't feel so bad about it when it happened to me recently.
    If it was any good, somebody would have bought it, that's my reasoning.
    Any thoughts on this?
    I lost a domain because of some unavoidable reasons. When I found that the domain is expired, it was then when I understood the importance of auto renewal for atleast your important domains.

    It surely hurts to see a domain go this way, specially if its a domain which u like or u want but if its not so imprtant for u, then it wont matter if someone else buy it or not.

    If you want a domain to stay with you(no matter if u cant go online when its time to renew the domain), just turn the auto renewal on for the domain and the domain will stay with u.

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    I haven't accidentaly allowed any of my domains to drop. I have very few domains and I use auto renewal for all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keynes View Post
    If it was any good, somebody would have bought it
    There's some truth in that but at the same time there are some good possible domains that are not registered yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayant_me View Post
    I lost a domain because of some unavoidable reasons. When I found that the domain is expired, it was then when I understood the importance of auto renewal for atleast your important domains.
    I've actually been thinking it might be worthwhile registering my important domains for ten years and then have one day per year where I do all the maintenance work on them.

  6. One of Google's patent filings a few years ago implied that they might give a SERP boost to domains which were registered for longer periods of time into the future.

    The thinking is that blackhat domains get burned quickly, so blackhats don't tend to register domains for multiple years.

    When that patent application became public, I extended my most important domains for ten years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    One of Google's patent filings a few years ago implied that they might give a SERP boost to domains which were registered for longer periods of time into the future.

    The thinking is that blackhat domains get burned quickly, so blackhats don't tend to register domains for multiple years.

    When that patent application became public, I extended my most important domains for ten years.
    And do you think it really helps? Or was it just another thing they said about Google that wasn't true?

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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    And do you think it really helps? Or was it just another thing they said about Google that wasn't true?
    That's where the analysis becomes difficult.

    Google has stated that there are "over two hundred" criteria used in the SERPS algorithm. This could be one of them, and very likely it is one of them. But, the effect would be so small as to be indistinguishable from "noise".
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    I've heard the same and started to renew some names for 5+ years, at least those I'm seriously developing.
    Does it help? Well, I think it does but can't assure it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    One of Google's patent filings a few years ago implied that they might give a SERP boost to domains which were registered for longer periods of time into the future.

    The thinking is that blackhat domains get burned quickly, so blackhats don't tend to register domains for multiple years.

    When that patent application became public, I extended my most important domains for ten years.
    Well, that's a important piece of info for me. I never knew about this.

    I would extend the registrations of my domains by a couple of years now at a single go. Whatever minuscule difference it might be having, it helps in the longer run to have many such small significant steps.

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