I’m a beginner. Where should I start?
After you read this FAQ, check out our training on How to Find Domains that Actually Help You Rank that will walk you through checking quality and avoiding spam.
Are the expired domains indexed?
Yes, over 95% of the domains in our list are indexed. We manually spam check domains before we register them and we encourage our customers to do the same.
Nonetheless, in the unlikely event of purchasing a domain with an active Google Penalty, our customers apply for a refund.
Can you transfer a domain name to me?
Yes, we’ll transfer it to you within 24 hours of receiving payment.
Why don’t your Moz, Majestic or Ahrefs stats match what I see at moz.com or majestic.com?
One of two reasons are likely. Either you’re looking at the wrong host, or we’re slightly out of sync with Moz and Majestic.
Moz and Majestic publish different stats for the root domain, each additional host (aka subdomains, like “www.domain.com” or “bananas.domain.com”), and each url (eg. “http://bananas.domain.com/” – the homepage url for the bananas host).
We use the stats for the Top Host – the root domain or whichever subdomain has the highest stats. We expect and recommend that you launch your PBN on the top host so that it will naturally capture as much link juice as possible from the previous site’s links.
We publish the top host that we used for our analysis on the domain information page under “Analyzed Host”.
Monthly Syncing with Moz, Majestic and Ahrefs
To keep costs down, we also only update Moz and Majestic stats on a monthly rolling basis, whereas they update their stats daily. Usually the difference between our stats and theirs is negligible, perhaps 1 or 2 points. But there are times when domains get a little more out of sync, if Moz, Majestic or Ahrefs make a significant algorithm change for example, or if you the site loses a few important links all at once. We do recommend double checking the most current stats for a domain before registering it just in case they’re recently changed the stats significantly for that domain.
How do you find these domains?
We’re crawling the web 24/7 for expired domains. We find LOTS of expired domains. In fact after all the quality and spam filtering, we end up only approving about 1 in every 30 the domains we find to be released on our site. And of those, we’re generally releasing only our top 1% or so.
It’s not particularly challenging to crawl the web for expired domains. You can fire up Xenu right now and start crawling from your laptop. The challenge is processing and filtering all the domains to find the gems. By using our all our filtering, you’re getting access to the best of the best domains.
Can anyone see the domains (could the Google spam team see them)? How does the privacy work in this respect?
- There’s no way for the web spam team to know who registered which domains from Hammerhead Domains lists. It could even just be someone from the public because these domains are available for worldwide registration. Google can’t go penalizing domains willy-nilly.
- They have much bigger fish to fry. (They still haven’t figured out how to take down the massive — think hundreds of thousands of blogs — SAPE network that is responsible for much of the pharma, gambling, and porn industry spam. They surely don’t care much about your random little PBN.)
When are the domains updated?
Currently we add new domains to our list on a monthly basis. Sold and reserved domains are removed from our list every hour!
Do you have an Reseller program?
Yes! We are currently looking for Resellers, some signs that you’d be perfect for it are:
– You or your clients are looking to invest in search engine optimization;
– You or your clients manage affiliate projects;
– Your work in the iGaming industry and/or have a lot of contacts in it.
Contact us if you’d like to discuss how things work! Resellers also get discounted prices for themselves too.
How many of the domains will be good enough for me to register?
Most of our customers are finding at least 5-15 domains worth registering from our list at a time.
Some customers may register 50, while others pick and choose only a few of the best domains.
It really depends on your niche, budget and needs!
How do you categorize topics?
We use something much better than Majestic Topical Trustflow – we have an entire team dedicated to reviewing domains before we add them to the list, and categorizing them to over 100 niches. We always look at the use history of a domain.
Learn more about how we categorize domains here.