tedster - 2:03 am on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 4:42 am (utc) on Dec. 10, 2008]
I agree, zeus. That's why we don't see Google automatically doing this. However, in certain cases, they certainly "may" re-set backlinks to zero when the whois shows an ownership change. As with much of the algo, the shades of gray that are being programmed in are getting rather subtle.
[edited by: tedster at 4:42 am (utc) on Dec. 10, 2008]