High Moz rank on an expired domain

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I've catch a domain name which I'm going to use for a commercial website, I noticed something unusual for an expired domain name: it apparently has a good ranking on Moz :
40 Domain Authority (DA)
26 Page Authority (PA)
2.60 Moz Rank

I wanted to know what it means to you, what is the potential? There is indeed something like 1.6k backlinks, yet none very particular after Semrush (no edu or gov). In web archive, there has never really been any important site on it, despite the seniority of 2002.

I wonder about the following points:
- Is Moz just not up to date?
- Can I lose this ranking overnight?

On the other hand on other indicators such as Majestic, nothing famous: 10 trust flow 5 quote flow


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Sep 4, 2002

to me, all that mumbo jumbo means nothing

to some others, it has weight

in reality though, if you don't check every link to verify it's existence and placement, then the validity of the data can't be validated.


still, the subject matter of the sites where the links reside, should be related in some way, to the commercial usage you have planned on this expired name.