View Full Version : PR9 Domain for Sale?

Mike Lauher
06-09-2004, 04:34 PM
I just came across a Real Estate company (http://www.mckinley.com/) that seems to have parked its pages on Magellan's domain. Did Excite sell/lease the domain or did they forget to renew it?

I talk a little more about it in my blog here (http://michaellauher.blogspot.com/2004/06/buying-votes.html).

Instant PR9... makes you want to drool, doesn't it?

Mike Lauher
06-12-2004, 05:35 PM
Ok, I'm having a little fun with this...

I've put together more information about the situation and posted it to my blog (http://michaellauher.blogspot.com/2004/06/magellan-files.html), if you're interested.

06-12-2004, 08:51 PM
Quite interesting, however, I think the advantage for a shipping magazone to be found under the term 'webmaster' is not that much use to them ! Granted, the PR is passed on but probably primarly due to links with the irrevant anchor text. In these cases (which are quite rare for PR9) I agree that Google's high weight to anchor text works against them and can result in irrelevant results.

I don't think there is something suspicious about the mckinley case though. My guess would be that maybe the search company owned the domain name but it was claimed by mckinley due to trademark issues.

Just my $0.02..