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    Expired Domains Listed In Yahoo

    Hi All,

    I have recently Found about 24 domains that are listed in the yahoo directory that have expired and about 80% of those domains are listed in Dmoz.

    My Question is;

    Would it be worth the money for me to register these domains?

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    If they seem good go ahead. Since its already in the search engine it would easy to get something going on it.

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    Thanks,

    If someone aproached you asking if you wanted to buy a domain that was already listed in your Yahoo catagorey would you buy it? And how much would you pay?

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    It might be worth it if you can use it yourself, but with millions of domains expiring every month now, I would not want to get them just on the idea of speculating on them. I think a lot of these domain speculators are going to get burned - the demand is just not there like it was 2 years ago.
    And you take the risk of buying it, and Yahoo or whatever finding out it is dead before you can get it active also - although judging from most directories, they only flag a site if it goes 404, not to a placeholder page. Just a few minutes ago I found a couple of those that had apparently been there for a while.

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    So you wouldnt pay for them even if they were listed in the same catagorey as you?

    I probably would but only about $40 Maybe

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    If the domains were ontopic to one of my sites I would definitely pay for them.
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    How much would you be willing to pay?

    Also does anyone know of any sofware that will get links from a page and form a list of urls?

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    the google page rank

    click backward links?
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    Matthew,

    Its actually a good idea to pickup yahoo listed expired domains provided they are appear prominently for the desired search terms.

    The listings are usually never deleted (by Yahoo aleast) so long as 404 is not encountered by the spider. I've been tracking a couple of yahoo listed domains which have expired a year back but the listing remains intact!

    The quality of traffic is pretty good...I guess its a 'Yahoo' thing.

    What price you should pay to buy/register them depends entirely on how effectively you can monetise the residual traffic. Here's my experience at different price points:


    domain1.com
    industry: travel related
    unique visitors: 5-12 per day
    price: $7
    ROI: The domain generates $0.50 per day & has done so for a month now.


    domain2.com
    industry: domain registration related
    unique visitors: 5-18 per day
    price: $25
    ROI: The traffic is targeted for our biz...so the returns have been good.


    domain3.com
    industry: insurance related
    unique visitors: 30-40 per day
    price: $60
    ROI: The traffic from this domain is redirected to an affiliate program...the investment was recovered in the first month itself.


    Its worked out for us...maybe you should give it a try.
    In the long term, it could work out cheaper than buying traffic from PPC SEs.

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    Thanks for that detaild answer shuhaib, although the domains are not related to my website. What should i do with them?

    the main question is, IS there a peice of software that i can use to type in a url of a page with links on it and then the software will create a list of the urls on that page.

    This would be good for me, and i dont mind paying for the software either .

    or even not a peice of software a online script maybe.

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    I didnt explain that very well.

    for example, those of you who know hoe email address spider works it finds a page then searchs the html for an email address then puts it in a list. I need this but not with email addresses but with domains. and i also need to specify the URL of the page that i want the software to go to.

    PS - Sorry to double Post

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    Yes there is automated.

    Its actually a very simple PHP script.

    PHP Code:
    $web_content fopen("$url""r");
    while(!
    feof($web_content)) {

        
    $line fgets($web_content1500) ;
        
        while(
    eregi("<A HREF=\"[^\"]*\">[^<]*</a>"$line$match)){
            
    $element $match[0];
            
    $element str_replace("<A HREF=\""""$element);
            
    $element str_replace("\">""|"$element);
            
    $element str_replace("\n</A>"""$element);
            
    $element str_replace("</A>"""$element);
            print(
    "$element<br>\n");
            
    $replace ereg_replace("\?""\?"$match[0]);
            
    $line ereg_replace($replace""$line);
        }

        
    }

    fclose($web_content); 
    something like that. The regular expression could be played with to match against a wider range of coding styles.
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    If you are thinking of buying them and selling them for big bucks, you are probably out of luck.

    However, if they are related or even close to the topic of your present sites, it might be worth getting a few just for the links and listings.

    A few months back a friend of mine that runs a spices and sauces store on Yahoo got a domain for free from another store that was closing. It was listed in Yahoo and showed up fairly well on Google, so she just made a quick and dirty site about some basic information and history on spices to put on it, with links to her store.
    She gets around 50+ hits a day from it, and she has never really done much with it since. It just sits there generating a few hits.

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    PHP code compatible with URLs

    i was wondering if the same sorta code could be used to grab all the URLs in a page. i looked at the code and had no clue how to implement this myself.

    could someone help please

    chris

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    Yahoo/ODP Expired Domain Finder

    Since this this is sort of on topic here, I thought someone might be interested in this neat tool.. http://ismy.net/. By typing in idea's, it will help find expired domains in Yahoo and the ODP.

    I don't think that I would personally use that doorway page generator though... just thought the expired domains tool was neat and useful to me.

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    For an explanation on how that code works it'd be better to ask in the php forum. Regular Expressions are fairly complicated and it is too much to explain here - buying a book on php would be better.

    But what that script will do is find every link url on the page, assuming the link is in the form <a href="url">text</a>
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    Hi Dawn-WSS,

    If you look at the logs of the script you will see there has been some excessive use of the tool, THATS ME!!!

    I have been using it for the last 3 days, its excellent, i have done maybe 50 - 60 searchs using it. I also sent you and email about the script. have you got it? If so PM me.

    http://www.ismy.net/yahootool.htm This is what i am ranting on about if anyone else is interested

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    Automated,

    I'm glad that you like the script.. I like it too! But, unfortunately, I can not take the credit for it-- not even my site! I just find it extremely useful and thought I would share

    I never got an e-mail from you--maybe you meant that you sent it to ismy.net?

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    Sorry about that Dawn-WSS i thought it was your site.

    Never mind i will hopefully get a reply form them soon.

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