Buying an old Domain Name | is there a way to know if the domain Penalized / Blacklisted by Google?

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Bedros says

Hi friends , I’ve just found a nice domain name for my website.
Is there a proper way to know if the domain I am about to buy blacklisted / penalized before?
Thank you very much for all your help.

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WebSmacker says

You can see if it is currently indexed by Google by searching site:domain.com

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Bedros says

Thanks very much. But I think if it’s not listed it may be not because of a penalisation / blacklisting?
It is a 5 years of old domain.

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uziiuzair says
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Bedros says

A simple google search got me these :)
* http://whatismyipaddress.com/blacklist-check?gclid=CK_oq7CI27wCFQIJvAodO34A8w * http://www.blacklistalert.org/
I hope they help :)

Hi friend, thanks very much for your time, I really appreciate it.
I already checked the ones above and just wanted to be sure thinking at ThemeForest there are far more experienced authors / buyers than me.

So , if it looks clean on those, then can we be 100% sure about it?
Any other thoughts?

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uziiuzair says

We cant be a 100% sure.
But if its clean on those sites, I believe it might be safe to purchase the domain. Check this article I found, I hope it helps: 6 Ways To Find Out If You Are On The Google List Of Blacklisted Sites

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Bedros says

We cant be a 100% sure.
But if its clean on those sites, I believe it might be safe to purchase the domain. Check this article I found, I hope it helps: 6 Ways To Find Out If You Are On The Google List Of Blacklisted Sites

Thanks very much @uziiuzair, appreciate your help very much.

Any other thoughts on this, friends?

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