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Just purchased an aged domain and whois mentioned it as today's creation date?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by pilar, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    So I was happy with my newly aged domain that I just got registered with namejet. The domain is searchmusiclyrics.com and is more than 6 years old. As I was very excited to start a music and lyrics site I was in need of this domain, especially for the domain age. Now I've won the auction I was checking the whois database and I was surprised to see that the Creation Date is: 05-jul-2010. What happend to my 6 years old 'aged domain' I purchased??

    Hope anybody can clarify this.

    Thanks
     
  2. cfgco

    cfgco Newbie

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    What you did wrong was that you won the auction of the domain, and instead of keeping the domain name with the same Old registrar, you changed the registrar name and that gives you the NEW date you registered the domain name. wish is today's date :(
    Never change the registrar if you want to keep the domain age.
     
  3. William C

    William C Registered Member

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    I don't know who taught you that but I've never seen something like that.
    I've changed registrars on hundreds of domains, I've never seen the domain lose its age!
     
  4. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    You sure about that cfgco? I buy used domains all the time, so long as you buy them and get them transferred the age remains the same. It's only when you get your domains after they expire/go to auction as far as I know.
     
  5. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    I think I am not following you guys.. I haven't changed registrar. I just purchased a 'pending delete domain' at Namejet.com. I was the only bidder and had to pay $69 for the domain. Now I'm checking the whois.net and see the new Creation Date: 05-jul-2010.

    How should I have done this properly to keep the 'old' domain age?
     
  6. cfgco

    cfgco Newbie

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    Try and call one of the registrar example Godaddy and ask them if you transfer the domain from one domain registrar to onother... do i keep the domain age or lose it...
    I did that before and i lost domain age ... im just talking based on my experience.
     
  7. cfgco

    cfgco Newbie

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    Don't get confused between domain archived, and domain age. for example our friend here if you check his domain in whois sc you will see that his domain was archived since 2004-08-19 . BUT when you click the registration tab you will see Created:2010-07-05. And the only think i can think of will be the registrar was changed.
    ICANN Registrar:ENOM415 INCORPORATED
    Registrar History: 3 registrars with 1 drop.
     
  8. cfgco

    cfgco Newbie

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    Yes Sir, I even called Godaddy again today to ask them, and the rep confirmed that if you change the registrar from xyz company to us you will lose the domain age. and they will register the domain with today's date.
    Double check again.
     
  9. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    That's your problem right there. People always get confused about "deleted" and "expired" domains. If you had gotten an "expired" domain, the creation date would have stood the way it originally was, but for "deleted" domains, you simply re-register them, therefore the date changes.
     
  10. thinkinghat

    thinkinghat Regular Member

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    thats absolutely right.
     
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  11. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    No it's not. It's absolutely false information actually.
     
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  12. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    I have changed a number of registrars and have never lost age???? Is there someone who can really confirm or provide clarity on this issue?
     
  13. cfgco

    cfgco Newbie

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    Donnie Darko his right you wont lose the age, i just called Godaddy this time this guy know what he was talking about.... the only way you will lose the age of the domain, when the domain get droped from the previous registrar.
    I was always under the impression that you will lose the domain age when you change the registrar, after i heard it from Godaddy Employee ( F... A..)
     
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  14. funkman

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    Dunno what's the fuss about, but there is no way that you loose age due to registar change. Some other params get update, such as NS record modification, IP change, and few, but original registration, if not interrupted with expiry, is static and equal to first registration.
    Its not even IT issue, but logic.
     
  15. Donnie Darko

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    thespecialone Junior Member

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    Domain age changes when you change registrar man. Especially when it's pending delete
     
  17. pilar

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    Thanks guys, so the case here is that I've changed from registrar and that's why the domain has been re-registered?
     
  18. Donnie Darko

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    No dude. I keep telling you, that's not the reason at all. Wouldn't matter.

    I've given the answer a few posts above.
     
  19. pilar

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    Thanks man. I should have done my research better before I purchased it. So now I have learned I should not look into pending deleted domains, but I should look into expiring domains :)
     
  20. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    Exactly. And again, deleted and dropped are the same thing so yes, go for expired domains.
     
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