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Nov 21, 2009 12:57 PM

What happened to the Food Down Under recipe site?

Does anyone know what happened to I get one of those "buy this site" pages, which doesn't look good.

Food Down Under was my first choice for recipe searches, all sorts of great recipes from around the world and still simply non-commercial.

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  1. It looks like the site registration expired on Nov 15, 2009.

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    1. re: Antilope

      In doing a bit of research, looks like someone here in the U.S. (a registration service) snapped it up on 11/17/09.

        1. re: Antilope

          hi, moved to You can go and check it out :)

        2. I just went to find it, I"M SHATTERED!!

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          1. re: bcurtis

            hi, moved to You can go and check it out :)

          2. I just tried to get onto the website and found the same thing. I am heartbroken. I loved it and used it a lot.

            1. Great shame - food down under was my favourite. Search by Country, ingredients, or recipe name. If they register a new name and continue with the database please let me know it

              1. Here's a link from the Wayback Machine from the last update in July 2008 -

                It does take awhile to load a link, but at least recipes are still available.

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                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Thanks Linda! I found Food Down Under way back in the late '90s and was disappointed to hear it was kaput. BTW: Thanks for the Wayback archive too... I didn't know about it.

                    1. re: Gio

                      I too loved using fooddownunder and was angry when it was gone I was going to get more recipes and all of the sudden it was gone

                    2. re: LindaWhit

                      Thanks Linda!

                      Maybe there's a way to resurrect to site? I hope so.

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        I wonder if there is a way to contact the original site owner?

                        I'd be willing to finance a resurection of the site

                        Alan Gratland

                        1. re: Alan Gratland

                          Alan at the bottom of the site the bogus site there is a link saying the domain is available to buy but how to get in touch with the previous site owner has so far proved fruitless

                          1. re: Alan Gratland

                   is the old web site contact

                            1. re: Alan Gratland

                              Hi Alan, your wish has came true :) the site has been re-implemented on the link . I'm the developer of the new site. You can contact me if you like using the contact for on the site:

                            2. re: LindaWhit

                              Thank you very much Linda! I have been searching for long time, but now everything is back!