Help..How do you find where a domain was registered once it expires?

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hello Warriors I need help finding out the last domain registery of an epired domain.
You see...
An old domain name I once had I let expire and it was bought up and now 4 years later its available again. Its only showing as 4 years old as I assume it has switched registers from the one I had it at.
My question is how do I find out where it was last registered so I can purchase it
there so that I will retain the domain age of 4 years and not have it set back to zero again?
I tried at alexa.com and others but I cant find where it was registered since it is no longer registered to anyone.
thanks
bob
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  • Profile picture of the author robrudd
    I tried all kinds of services and search engines under different key words and whois data bases and no luck.
    I have spend hours on this does anyone have the secret will pay 20 bucks via pay pal for anyone that can lead me to the solution first thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
    If the domain is showing as available, then the last registrar has already returned it to the pool of available domains. thus I do not believe it is possible to claim it and keep the aged domain status.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    If you go to the domain itself, do you see a parked page? That might tell you where it is currently registered?
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    • Profile picture of the author robrudd
      I fear its a lost cause, there is no page the domain was dropped, and is up for grabs I just was hoping if i got it at the same registar as it was last at I might be able to retain its age thats showing on some sites of 4 years.
      Thanks for your input though its much appreciated.
      I think I will just grab it at godaddy or cheap names and take my chances.
      thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by robrudd View Post

        I fear its a lost cause, there is no page the domain was dropped, and is up for grabs I just was hoping if i got it at the same registar as it was last at I might be able to retain its age thats showing on some sites of 4 years.
        Thanks for your input though its much appreciated.
        I think I will just grab it at godaddy or cheap names and take my chances.
        thanks
        NO! In fact LOGICALLY, and I think it DOES work this way, the age and DNS server IDs go to the MAIN registry. There is only ONE such place on the planet. For COM, that is network solutions. So WWD, ENOM, DIRECTI, etc... would ALL point to the same data. BESIDES, if I WERE wrong, and it was reregistered, WHY would they keep the old data? AND it would be FALLACIOUS! ALSO, as for search engines, they may not care much about when you got it, but how long you have reserved it. Of course, if a registry DID let you do what you are requesting, the create date wouldn't mean anything anyway.

        Steve
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