Buying a domain name - How can I ensure that it hasn't expired or been 301 redirected before?

by Michael d   Last Updated April 13, 2018 06:04 AM

I'm thinking about buying a domain name from a seller.

The Verisign Whois information shows that it was registered in 2011.

Are there any instances in which a domain could drop/expire and yet the registration listed with Verisign isn't updated to the new registration date? In other words, can I be sure that this domain hasn't dropped since 2011?

And are there any ways in which I can verify that the site hasn't been misused (spam/bad content), and that the site hasn't ever been 301 redirected to another domain thus passing its link juice and trust authority (other than just using archive.org)?



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