Buying Dropped Domains
One of the initial steps to setting up a new website is getting the domain name. You can choose a brand new domain which has never been used before, or go with a domain for sale or auction at a domain marketplace. Dropped domains are domains which the owner has failed to renew and are available to the public.
One advantage to a dropped domain, is that you have a chance of getting really good domains that would never be available otherwise. Some of these domains already get type-in traffic and search engine traffic. Plus they may have valuable backlinks.
Checking google pagerank is one way to quickly gauge the potential of a domain. With the godaddy pagerank checker you can check whole pages of hundreds of domain listings at godaddy for pagerank, backlinks, whois info, dmoz listing, and more valuable information. This is a great time-saver for anyone interested in buying dropped domains or domain up for auction.