These are the indicators you should look for before purchasing an expired domain name

An expired domain name has a history, which is different from a new domain name. It is also important to look at the indicators that indicate its value before purchasing an expired domain name. Each domain name Dropl snaps is reconstructed and displayed by us. What are the various indicators for domain names?

Dot Rank

Dropl collects various indicators and creates a custom ranking of each domain. The Dot Rank lets you see the relevancy of the domain name at a glance. For example, take the domain This domain has a Dot Rank 98 (on a 100-scale) and is thus well ranked.

The Dot Rank is a measure of the domain name’s SEO history. It is based on the following indicators: historical PageRank, third party tool scores such as Moz, Ahrefs, Majestic SEO, history of keywords placed in search engines, age of domain name, etc. …

We also apply a voluntary drop to this score when we suspect that a domain name is being spammed.


Search engines such as Google use domain age to determine the value of SEO. A domain name that is older indicates it has more experience. This has an impact on the domain name’s authority and Google gives it higher TrustRank than a new domain name. Domain names are like wine. They get better with age.

Domain Length

We have already discussed how to find domain names. The length of domain names is important for SEO as well as memorization. The shorter the domain name, the better. A domain name that is shorter than a few words would be easier to remember. Domain names are created to make it easier to remember the IP addresses. Short domain names are highly valued in the secondary domain name market. It’s not possible to find brand-new domains in just 3 letters. They have been registered long ago.

Check out the rankings of the most visited websites to see if you don’t believe that domain names should be short.

Moz authority

The SEOMoz tool provides another indicator that is a good alternative for the Page Rank. The score is between 0 to 100 and indicates how important a website is for search engines.

Referring domains

This number is the total number of domain names that have a link to the site in question.


Backlinks refer to the total number of links that point towards a website.

Majestic Trust Flow – (TF)

This score, which is provided by Majestic shows the confidence a webpage has. It is calculated using links from a list that has been manually reviewed by Majestic SEO teams (such institutions).

Majestic Citation Flow(CF)

It is an indicator of the popularity a webpage in addition to Trust Flow. It is calculated based on the number of externally linked and referring websites that target a webpage.

Google Page Rank

Google originally created this indicator to indicate the popularity a website page. It is represented by a score between zero and 10. SEO professionals have long considered the Page Rank (PR), to be the Holy Grail. Since Google no longer updates the Page Rank Toolbar, it is no longer in use and is therefore not visible. It is still considered part of the Google Algorithm. It is actually an internal indicator of Google.

WebArchive History

This is the earliest time a domain name reference is available on (a world reference site for archiving websites). This tool allows you to search for older versions of sites related to the domain.


This is the date the domain will become available. The date of the auction will be displayed if the domain name is sold. It is important to remember that auctions end at 3 p.m. (French time). The auction ends at 3pm (French hour). This allows another bidder to place a bid higher than 10EUR if he so desires.

These indicators are updated how often?

Each indicator has a different frequency depending on data volatility. It can range from one day to six months. Each indicator will include the date of its last update. This information can be accessed by simply rolling your mouse over the indicator color bar.

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