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.
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 is 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’ve 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 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. The challenge is processing and filtering all the domains to find the gems. By using 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 privacy work in this respect?
- There’s no way for the webspam 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 weekly basis. Sold and reserved domains are removed from our list every hour!
Do you have a Reseller program?
We will be launching our own Affiliate program soon so stay tuned!
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 sort them to over 100 niches.
We categorize our domains to their matching Topics using a thorough manual analysis of a domain’s Referring Domains and archived history.
You can find over 100 main topics on our list, such as:
- House and Home;
- Web Design;
- Interior Design;
..and many, many more. We also add a subcategory and a description to each of our 20 000+ domains, making it even easier to discover your exact niche or product.
Do you offer refunds?
Hammerhead domains only offer refunds for domains with an established Pure Spam penalty, within 1 month of the domain purchase. We reserve the right to refuse refunds in all other circumstances.
To complete your exchange or refund, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. In the case that we transfer a domain to you, you will need to transfer the domain back to us. If that is not possible for you, you may not be eligible for an exchange or refund.
Send your refund or exchange request to our support team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where I register domains and why?
Here are the cheapest places I’ve found to register domains with privacy:
- Namesilo for com/org/net/info domains.
Namesilo is the cheapest registrar I’ve found and they offer free privacy! I find them a little easier to use than Namecheap and completely free of BS (unlike Godaddy).
- Namecheap for co.uk/es/ca/etc domains.
Here’s a quick tip: You can register co.uk domains at Namecheap for less than $8 and then select Non-UK Individual for Organization Type. Namecheap will then allow you to hide your whois information for free.
- Name.com for tv domains.
They offer 50% off .tv domains for the first year.
**Hammerhead Domains is not affiliated with any of these 3 registrars, nor do we receive any commission from them.