Is it a good Idea to use an expired Domain for your own Website?

There are services, which monitor expired domains...
(PresseBox) ( Koeln, )
It is a good idea, as you can profit by traffic, back links and links at search engines.

But be carefully:

Had the former website with the expired domain a good reputation or a subject, which could harm your business?

If you are lucky, you may check the old website at the Waybackmachine of

Hans-Peter Oswald (English) (deutsch)
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