Jez123 - 5:16 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
i would think the common ownership would be a strong enough association.
google is a domain registrar so they have access to all this information.
however the domain move as you described will essentially work like a massive link disavowal - the good and the bad.
you should also consider the effect of switching from a gTLD to a ccTLD.
Sorry, I don't understand your answer.
Are you saying that the domain will be tainted by its association?
Yes, but not really as I will leave the old domain in place and essentially start afresh on the ex redirected domain. The old domain will catch all my repeat customers and I can watch it to see if it ever gets relkeased from Penguin.
Switching from a gTLD will be OK as most of my business comes from the UK anyway.