You do not want to register a domain just because you like it and it happens to be available. That would be like playing the SEO equivalent of Russian roulette. A lot of webmasters buy domains and spam them to death. And these get penalized sooner or later. Once the domain is penalized, these guys do not renew it again. The domain gets deleted and becomes available for registration again.
If you register a domain that has been penalized in the past and build your site on it, your site might never, ever rank – no matter what you do. You might feel it’s a new domain, but it’s not – it’s a penalized domain that got deleted because the previous owner who spammed it did not renew it. It’s really, really critical that you know how to check whether a domain has been registered or not in the past. If a domain had been registered and it got deleted and is now available for registration, you do not want to register it. It doesn’t matter how really “cool” the domain name sounds – you would not want to register it.
Let’s now see how to check whether it would be good to register a particular domain or not.The best way to know whether a domain was registered in the past or not is to run a chek with this tool – whois.domaintools.com. Now, this costs $99 a month. You can cancel anytime you want. If you want to check less than 5 domains a day, you can do it for free. But if you want to check more than 5 domains in a single day, you might have to sign up for this.
But we only want to check these 5 domains now, and register the first one that’s safe to register. So we might not have to sign up – not unless all of these happen to have been registered in the past.
There is no free alternative to this. A lot of free tools out there claim to have accurate information about whether a domain was registered or not in the past, but the information is not always accurate. You want information that is 100% accurate all the time – and only domain tools has accurate information.
You do not want to register any domain that was registered in the past, got deleted and is now available again for registration.Not all deleted domains are penalized or spammed. But you can never be completely certain whether a deleted domain has not been penalized.