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Nows the time to sell DMOZ listed domains!

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by sarahk, Nov 17, 2006.

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    well, not really, because either the links will be removed (with a delay) or they'll be gone, along with every other listing.

    However for once the BST threads selling "dmoz listed domains" are going unchecked.

    And it's interesting that those still flogging them believe the links will be worth something to the buyer.
     
    sarahk, Nov 17, 2006 IP
  2. seo-mumbai

    seo-mumbai Well-Known Member

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    sorry i dint get u , you mean we should not buy those domz listed domains?
     
    seo-mumbai, Nov 19, 2006 IP
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    vulcano Active Member

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    Feel free to change your mind.
    The money may be better spend on some of those discounted acne removing devices from your signature!:rolleyes:
     
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  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    If you follow the BST forum people often sell domains saying they are "dmoz listed" which is meant to boost their value. Only they neglect to mention that the site will be detected as "changed" quickly and the dmoz listing lost.

    But with all the people who say DMOZ is hopeless (lets hope not) they still use it to boost sales.
     
    sarahk, Nov 19, 2006 IP
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    wormy Active Member

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    Detected as changed? I don't get it...
     
    wormy, Nov 19, 2006 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    whois, content etc
     
    sarahk, Nov 19, 2006 IP
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    seo-mumbai Well-Known Member

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    Thank for info, ya dmoz listed link sales hase good value in forums.

    ya i guss most of them think so , we r making good sales this days :)
     
    seo-mumbai, Nov 19, 2006 IP
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    davieboy Peon

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    How long is the delay ?

    I bought a domain way back in January, not for the dmoz listing I wasn't bothered about that, but it is still listed there despite the whois change/content change etc :confused:
     
    davieboy, Nov 20, 2006 IP
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    gworld Prominent Member

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    Don't worry about it, it is just a myth. As long as you don't have a 404 page or by a freak accident an editor notice it, nothing happens.
     
    gworld, Nov 20, 2006 IP
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    compostannie Peon

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    But gworld, editors have freak accidents all the time. :D
     
    compostannie, Nov 20, 2006 IP
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    wormy Active Member

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    So just a simple change in whois information can nuke a dmoz listing for good? Wow these things are more fragile than I thought.
     
    wormy, Nov 21, 2006 IP
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    gworld Prominent Member

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    no it can't. The whois information is not even checked. This is one of the myth that DMOZ editors like to proclaim. ;)
     
    gworld, Nov 21, 2006 IP
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    seo-mumbai Well-Known Member

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    recently i came to know that if we book subdomains like blogger or geocities then we will be safe more over easy to get approved i also saw some crap bloggers/geocite fans sites in dmoz .
     
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    MKInfo DP Guard Dog

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    Yes but a short delay for DMOZ can be anything upto 3 years :D

    One of my sites is finally listed after 14 months but I will say it has done the site the world of good in se's
     
    MKInfo, Nov 21, 2006 IP
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    Not all editors work the same. I assure you, some of us check whois and more. ;)
     
    compostannie, Nov 21, 2006 IP
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    If a change in WHOIS obliterates your DMOZ listing I find this completely pathetic. Why is it in this internet game we're always treading on eggshells? What if I wanted to sell my domain name to another person, for instance?

    Well I'll tell you... I'll get the person buying to change his name to mine then buy my house, and that's about the only way to do it then I suppose. Does my head in.

    God bless those who have odd names and live in rough areas then, you have virtually no hope of ever becoming a domain-name seller.
     
    Cutting Edge, Nov 21, 2006 IP
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    whois information changes won't obliterate the listing necessarily, it depends on the changes. If the site changes ownership, there is a strong possiblity of a content change as well and this is where the problem lies. When editors discover sites have changed ownership or go up for sale/renewal, they must be careful of hijackings and 'bait and switch' tactics. Someone selling their share of a business to their partner and transfering the ownership of the site domain to the partner is not likely to cause much concern. Someone letting their domain expire or putting it up for sale is, because the new owner is only interested in the domain name. They can put what ever they want to on the site or point it to any other site they choose too.
     
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    If a website is sold but the content stays the same or similar and the site is still listable in its category then there's no reason for editors to delete or move the listing.

    If there are changes the site needs a new review, just like any other new site. There's no reason to assume that the current ODP down time will have any effect on this what-so-ever. If the sale prices of DMOZ listed domains are going up because of some perceived lapse in the system, there are going to be a lot of disappointed buyers.
     
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    well once you're in (and that takes ages) it's difficult to get out.

    checking whois changes? rubbish.
     
    taim, Nov 21, 2006 IP
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    Annie one question about the whois info - how do you know when a website is sold etc.. Is it just a random check or a periodic one? I believe many editors dont even have the time to look into all the submissions made - do they really get time to check whois the listed websites?

    - IMO its not rubbish at all - actually pretty useful if they really do check whois - as may lead to the removal of many unrelevant websites (which are sold and content changed).
     
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