Trouble with Registering Expired Domain

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I found an expired domain name (11 years old), but I can not find out where the domain was registered and I desperately do not want to loose the domains age. The domain is available for registration on any registrar. When I do a domain age check it comes up at 11 years and 2 months even though it is not registered. The whois database comes up with no information since its not registered. How can I find where its registered or do i just use Moniker to register it since I have had no issues registering aged domain from Moniker before.
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  • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
    I am not an expert, but as I recall, if the domain has already expired, it has already lost its "age".
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    • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
      Originally Posted by getsmartt View Post

      I am not an expert, but as I recall, if the domain has already expired, it has already lost its "age".
      Well you recall bad information:p! I buy expired domains all the time...You will lose the age if you move the registrar. But otherwise you will keep it
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    • Profile picture of the author Goliath
      Originally Posted by getsmartt View Post

      I am not an expert, but as I recall, if the domain has already expired, it has already lost its "age".
      So you're saying that if i buy a domain (7 years old)...
      that's already expired (a month a go)...
      it will show up as if its created from the date i bought it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
    I would go with the Moniker option if you can't find the registar, if it is 11 years old you don't want to lose it to someone else.

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    • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
      Originally Posted by Clint Butler View Post

      I would go with the Moniker option if you can't find the registar, if it is 11 years old you don't want to lose it to someone else.

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      Clint
      So I am safe with Moniker correct?
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      • Profile picture of the author webapex
        The registration age factor is lost when a domain expires and passes the reclamation period of something like 60 days.

        To preserve age, the exiting owner must transfer the domain over to you, domain and registration proxy companies can take over the domain before it drops and renew it in their name, offering it for auction.

        You can find aged domains with buy now prices at godaddy for $5 to $9, these are passed over ones with no real keyword value or inlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author davezan
    Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post

    I found an expired domain name (11 years old), but I can not find out where the domain was registered and I desperately do not want to loose the domains age. The domain is available for registration on any registrar.
    I'm confused. Is the domain name actually expired or indeed available?

    If it's indeed available for registration with any registrar, then it's brand new.
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