Top 8 uncommon domain registrar to diversify your PBN domain

Domain registrars have a lot of significance when it comes to building a PBN for your money websites. When you are building a network of websites that is primarily aimed at getting high-quality relevant links to your main websites, it all comes down to diversity rather than the low cost of buying the domains. It is quite tough to find reliable domain registrars for your private blog network so we decided to share the list of the top 10 non-famous domain registrars that are actually reliable for your PBN.

We already know the famous domain registrars which include GoDaddy, NameCheap,, namesilo, dynadot, networksolutions and so on, but today we will share the best domain registrar options which aren’t very common but can prove good and offer you a great diversity in maintaining the quality of your PBNs and also keep your PBNs safe from Google’s manual reviews.

  1. – It is considered to be one of the world’s best players in providing domain registration and web hosting solutions. They have been known for providing innovate, reliable products and most affordable prices for them.

They also provide free domain services that include URL forwarding, Email Forwarding, Transfer Lock, and Total DNS Management. Other web solutions include web hosting, VPS hosting, Email, SSL certificates, web design, and online marketing services which make it a really good option for buying domains.

Price: $9.99 for .com domain and it also provides about 14 other TLDs, over 25 country level domains and even some premium domains.

Total Domains and years of operation: They have over a million customers and are established since the year, 2000.

  1. – They provide services usually for large organizations like web hosting, website design, e-commerce, search engine marketing, SSL Certificates, e-mail and domain name registration services, including WHOIS services, that can help your business grow on the Internet. There is also a facility of bulk domain registration, website forwarding, buying premium domains and have around 10 TLDs to choose from.

Price: $9.99 for a .com domain

Total Domains and years of operation: They have over 2 million domain names under management and are in operation since the last 15 years in the industry. There are hundreds of thousands satisfied customers doing business with them.

  1. Dreamhost – With over 330 domain name extensions, Dreamhost boasts a great service of domain registration and has some amazing features that include domain privacy, DNS management, Domain Forwarding, unlimited subdomains creation, flexible auto-renewals, optional domain locking to protect your domain from scammers and you can even transfer your domains to Dreamhost within a few clicks.

Price: The starting price is $13.95 with free WHOis privacy and no increase in renewal price.

Total Domains and years of operation: They have helped 1.5 million dreams to flourish by providing them domains and have done business for almost 20 years in the web industry.

  1. Hostgator Domains – Hostgator is a premium choice for a lot of people when it comes to web hosting but you will be amazed to know that it has a domain registration service as well. It offers over 15 TLD options to choose from and has features like free domain locking, transferring domains, automatic domain renewal and it is very easy to manage your domains where you can also create your own nameservers.

Price: The domain registration fee starts from $12.95/year for a .com domain.

Total Domains and years of operation: Hostgator is a super trusted brand as it’s just growing tremendously since the last 12 years. It has also been rated as the 239th the most fastest growing private company in the United States.

  1. Dotster – Dotster deals with most of the small-to-medium sized companies/firms and has built a feature-rich line of value-added, easy-to-use services around its core domain name product. Dotster has a reputation for providing high-quality products which include domain registration, web hosting solution, email service, custom web design, online marketing services and privacy solutions.

Dotster has been able to maintain its extremely nurtured relationship with the customers by providing excellent customer support, constant product and service innovation and keeping a wide range of domain solutions. You can also renew or transfer your domain using Dotster.

Price: Starting from $9.99/year for .com domains,

Total Domains and years of operation: Dotster has a huge range of domain extensions available to choose from. It is in operation and has been serving their customer since 1999.

  1. – MyDomain provides all the web services which are geared towards entrepreneurs, small and medium online businesses. They have tools and services that make it very easy to create a strong online presence by registering a domain, setting up web hosting and email, managing your online storefront, and marketing your business.

It is known to have the industry’s most reliable DNS servers and it provides low-cost domain names and also the free domain services like complete DNS management, URL Forwarding, and Email Forwarding.

Price: The MyDomain provides around 50 domain extension to choose from and register your preferred domain. The prices start from $9.99/year for a .com domain and ranges from extension to extension.

Total Domains and years of operation: MyDomain has been in operation since 1998 and has grown its business at a very large scale since the last 12 years.

  1. Netim – There are a lot of services provided by Netim which help you to make the most out of your registered domains. They allow the DNS management, auto renewal, Email Forwarding, Web Forwarding, Private whois, theft protection and independent hosting as well.

They offer over 800 domain extension to choose from and register, which is huge for any domain registrar. NETIM works as a reseller for local registrars with whom they have signed partnership agreements.

Price: The prices for the domain registrations start at £12.99/year and varies depending on the different domain extensions.

Total Domains and years of operation: We do not have a figure for the number of domains registered at Netim but we are pretty sure it’s huge as it offers a lot of extensions and its known mainly for its quality of service. It is in operation since 1992 and they claim to have an experience of over 10 years in the web & domain industry.

  1. – 101Domains offers an A-Z list of domain services, including domain name registration, domain name transfers, domain name renewal, domain expiration protection and domain privacy services. They offer about 3000 domain extensions and upon registration, they give you services like Free Welcome Page, Free Parking, Free URL Forwarding, Free Changing Contact Info, Free Moving DNS and Free Domain Support.

Price: The domain registration fees start from $9.99/year and it varies across all the available domain extensions that 101Domain offers.

Total Domains and years of operation: It was established in 2007 and has a million customers till date which makes it a very reliable domain registrar.

Right on! With this, we complete the top 8 domain registrars which can be used for registering your PBN domains apart from the main big players so as not to leave a footprint and get your private blog network caught by Google.

We hope that now you have a nice list of domain registrars to register your domains and can easily create your own PBN with the best practice and rule the Google SERPs. Feel free to ask your doubts related to domains or web solutions by commenting below. Cheers!

3 Tools to find good expired domain for your PBN

Ranking my websites using a PBN has always been speedy, easier and sustainable for me since ever. As you all might be knowing a PBN is basically a network of niche relevant aged websites with good metrics. An expired domain can be found on a lot of websites but if you have a list of metrics to be taken care of before choosing one, it might be similar to finding a needle in a haystack.

Today I decided to write this article because many friends have been asking me how I find so many expired domains for my PBN’s so easily. Well, a lot of experience comes into action here but there are some quick metrics you can take care of while choosing an expired domain that would work in the best way for you. Some of the important metrics would be:

  • Trust Flow & Citation Flow: 15+
  • Domain Authority: 20+
  • Referring Domains: 100+
  • Domain Age: 2+ years at least
  • Has links pointing to it from some authority websites

Well, this might be some of the quick things you might want to make sure about the domains you are looking to buy but the most important part is that you would want a place where you can find such domains. I have used 3 services and will be comparing them to help you out choose the best. PBN domain brokers are really vital to choose as they decide whether the time you will invest in searching will actually get you the kind of expired domain you wanted eventually.

Where to Find Expired Domains

If you are looking out for a free service which offers you a lot of features, then ExpiredDomains is a very good choice as it allows you to have a look at the expired domains and the important metrics right on its homepage. Expired Domains has a lot of information about the expired as well as deleted domains. If you are a member (it provides a free Sign-Up) then you can see everything about the particular domain.



What provides?

  • ExpiredDomains has a collection of about 30 TLD’s from which you can choose to buy
  • It updates the list once every 24 hours in order to add the fresh expired domains
  • It has a variety of filters to check the domain name, length, PR, back-links and some additional filters as well
  • You can even use ‘Saved Searches’ to find domains of one kind the next time you want to
  • If you enable E-Mail Updates you will get 1x e-mail per day with new found Domains that match your defined search
  • Though this tool will take a lot of your time for searching the expired domains with preferred SEO metrics but it is a great free service to use if you are low on the budget



PBNlab has grown a lot over the months as Scott over there has developed an excellent expired domain crawler which is a monster to find some great expired domains for your PBN. Finding a domain is as simple as filling in the blanks and clicking on a button, the rest will be done by the PBNLab domain crawler spider. I have personally used PBNLab for finding expired domains and it has proved to be great as I could find many niche relevant high authority domains in a very short time.

What provides?

  • You need to add a keyword phrase so that the expired domain crawler can search for good domains
  • Focus on to generate keyword phrases for crawling, which include “who, what, when, where, professions, communities and how”



  • Start a job, add your keyword phrase in the keyword field, wait for the seed URL’s to return and then click on Finish to add the job
  • A single crawl can get about 70-100 expired domains on an average of which about 2-3 are good and 1 is great in 10 of them so that makes about 7-10 awesome domains you have found using PBNLab crawler



  • Each job takes about 15 minutes to complete, so adding multiple jobs can prove very advantageous here
  • You can choose the one-week plan in which you can find the domains you want and get back later if you want
  • The PBNLab pricing is high but we can consider the value it provides as well. It also pays MOZ and MajesticSEO for the metrics too so you are getting a good deal for the dime you are paying Domain Nabber is a domain registrar but they have recently launched a new tool called the Domain Nabber which helps you to find expired domains very quickly. This is a backorder system that allows you to “be first in line” for when a domain drops, (expires) from the current registrant.

What provides?

  • You need to have an account on, choose the TLD and select ‘All’ in the Drop date
  • By entering the keyword, you will end up with a good list of expired domains and then use the filters to refine your search
  • The next step would be to check the different metrics of the domains by using Moz and Majestic SEO
  • If you like you can even Backorder the preferred domain which is going to expire soon so that you are the first one to buy that domain right when it expires
  • The best part of the Domain Nabber is that you can buy the domains at the cheapest price with new registration cost and no more fees
  • This service can get you some desired expired domains which you already know about but it might be tedious for you to check each and every domain manually for the preferred SEO metrics

Final Thought

My personal recommendation would be to use PBNLab as it is very simple to use and it’s totally worth the price you are going to pay and if you are in need of some really powerful expired domains for your PBN. It can find a huge volume of domains in very less time which is evident as I did a crawl a couple of weeks back and I found about 9,000 expired domains of good value. Though Expired Domains isn’t a bad choice if you are low on budget.

If you are interested in buying expired domains and are confused, feel free to drop your doubts in the comments section. I will help you to choose the best and make sure you are good to go and find some golden expired domains in your niche. Cheers!

Quality approach to find expired domain – Backlink profile

My previous article talks about how to find expired for private blog network. But that may not be enough for finding quality domain because the various indicator such as domain authority, number of backlinks are the indicator in quantity. It means that not every domain that has high DA will be a quality domain.

When I am at this point, some may wonder what will inherently tell the quality of a domain then. My answer is backlink profile and equipped with type and characteristics of websites in the past.

Let me explain briefly about the meaning of backlink profile. Backlink profile is a characteristic of backlinks that point to that domain. Backlink profile tells about what that link is about, whether a spam link or not. Are there links from different various domains? Or are they from the same domain? Are they distributed among several different servers?

For checking backlink for specific domain, I recommend for detailed information. It has a service fee for using it though. There is free web service but give limited information. If you use very often, I think it is worth. The way it works is very simple. You simply put in the domain name you want to check. It will display any backlinks belong to that domain. Once you get the name, you can check the backlink list one by one. All in all, domain that I think should avoid for setting up my private blog network will have the following criteria.

  1. There are links from spam websites, porn websites, or illegal product websites.
  2. Link anchor uses too many keywords which means this domain may be used for private blog network before.
  3. There are clusters of links from very few domains. Or there are links from side-wide links (those from footer, blogroll)

May I end this article bluntly? In the future, I will take on some case study in finding domain for you.

Domain registration guide for private blog network

After previous article, there are some questions about how should we register for domain name. Today I will try to briefly write about this issue as time is limited. I will divide into two main topics.

  1. New domain, never registered before – in this case, we register new domain. Setting up blog networks with new domain may take time to rank because new domain doesn’t have backlinks and authority. We need to find backlinks to our blog networks constantly in the first 3-6 months. So Google bot will come visit our websites regularly. There are other questions that what about domain name? How to choose them?  I will tell you by example, if your product is about shoes and you don’t sell any other products, then include keyword ‘shoe’ in your domains. This will increase link relevancy. (link from a relevant domain.) But if you want to sell many products, you can register for any name.
  2. Expired domain – My last article talks about rough criteria in finding quality expired domains for your pbn. Registering for this type of domain, we don’t have to be concern of the names. As finding quality domain and related keyword altogether is very very difficult. Almost impossible. (but if you could, it is better) You should look for criteria such as DA,PA,CF,TF, and number of backlinks. Note that, you may find expired domain in broad topic such as if you are on cancer niche, you can find expired domain related to health which easier to find.

There are also questions about should we register with domain whois privacy option. Usually when we register for domain, whether with Godaddy namecheap,, they will have an option for you to choose. You can choose to hide domain registrant information at this point. I would like to explain for newbies here (pro can skip this part). Usually when we register for domain, the information about domain owner such as owner name, address, and email can be looked up through ‘whois’ website. In setting up private blog network, we need to have each of our domain have different owners. So Google will look that backlinks from these web sites are from different owners. All in all, if you don’t have domain whois privacy, then you must register your domains on different owners. You may register using the same account and then change your domain contact information later.

Find an expired domain for private blog network

The most important thing to think about setting up blog network is how to choose domain. You win half of the battle if you have a good expired domain for your private blog network. If you have a good quality expired domain, you don’t start from scratch.

How do you find a good quality expired domain?

First what is a good quality expired domain? For those who know a little bit of this topic, they may have some idea but may not know what exactly. For example the terms DA, PA, TF, CF, etc. I will explain these terms one by one as following.

  1. Domain age – Some domain name has been registered since 1999 and has been changed owners since. From my experience, Google gives priority to old domain than new ones. However, you must be careful about the history of the domain whether they have done any spamming or not.
  2. Index number – I am interested in looking at the number of indexes such that this domain has been banned from Google before. I look for at least 1 index.
  3. DA value (Domain Authority) – This is an index that calculates and let you know the quality of a domain. It is calculated using many factors for example number of backlinks, domain age, PR and etc. Some may doubt if we could consider only DA value then. The answer is “Yes, partly.” Because sometimes information that take for calculation is not available. The number of backlinks may be lower than some big names like In later posts, I will write step-by-step for considering domain. This one, I only give you some basic theories.
  4. PA value (Page Authority) – This is also moz index. The same as DA value but calculate for specific page only.
  5. TF value (Trust flow) – Majestic collated many trusted seed sites based on a manual review of the web. This process forms the foundation of Majestic Trust Flow. Sites closely linked to a trusted seed site can see higher scores, whereas sites that may have some questionable links would see a much lower score.
  6. CF value (Citation flow) – Citation flow predicts how influential a URL might be based on how many sites link to it. Links are now not all created with equal weight – and because a strong link will have a relatively stronger influence on URLs, Citation Flow is based on stronger
  7. Number of backlinks – This information can be obtained from many sources. The most popular one is majestic and ahrefs. They can be either with charge or free of charge. If you pay, you can get unlimited information. More backlink generally mean better but you need to consider other factor too. Are those backlink from different domain/server location? Is that content related to domain? Do those backlink look like spam?

For all of the 7 factors I mentioned, I give higher priority to the amount and characteristic of backlinks of domain because they can identify if that domain is of a good quality or not.