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Buying an 3-year-old/not used domain question

   
9:01 am on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

I have the opportunity to buy a domain that was registered by another company 3 years ago, but they did not used it, just redirected to another doamin.

Will the domain keep its age if the owner is new?

What if I wait until it expires (coming soon) and reregister it quickly?

Thanks for any comments

12:25 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The domain will continue on even if you buy it from its owner, as long as it's continually paid.
1:21 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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But if it expires it doesn't keep its age.

I advise that you buy it from the current owner.

11:26 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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But if it expires it doesn't keep its age.

If the domain's deleted, that is. There's a difference.

11:30 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Better buy from the owner. If you allow the domain to expire, then Google will reset the pagerank to 0.

Recently Google became a domain registrar so that it can have access to all this domain records so that it can reset the pagerank of all deleted domains to zero.