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Does anyone know of a reliable expired domains database that I download and query against, without needing to connect through an API?

Also, something that has older data would be nice.

If such a database does not exist, what data sources do you recommend to setup my own.

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http://www.olddomains.net/ is free, and http://www.dnware.com/products/database/expired.php is premium. It may be well worth your money to invest in the latter. They even provide sample database files.

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I came across those 2 in my search, but had concerns with both. I believe olddomains.net doesn't let you download the database, but only query via http against their server. This wouldn't work for me. Also, they're a very very small database. The second one, dnware, all their data is in text, and it would take me a long time to parse and upload to a mysql database. I actually have some txt files from various sources, but the biggest problem is transfer time from txt to mysql. That's why I was looking for a ready database to query against. +1 for the help though. – sameold Aug 24 '12 at 19:00
@sameold - I might be able to write a script to parse the text files into MySQL format. Contact me if you'd consider that. (Click my username, homepage, contact form.) – ionFish Aug 24 '12 at 19:09

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