It's not a situation where I am paying anything extra for the expired domain. I just want the domain because the name of it is good. I would pay the standard $9 a year at godaddy. But I don't want an expired domain if it is going to be penalized by Google. It's highly unlikely that any spamming was done with this domain. I don't think it was even used. But, are expired domains penalized by Google as a matter of their normal procedure? If so, I don't know if I would want it under any circumstances.