Hey All!

I have some questions I would like to ask, your opinion is very much appreciated!

Question 1

There is a domain name I would like to get, but it was already registered in 2008 and dropped in 2009. I would like to know how this can negatively affect my sites rankings or pr.

In essence, my question can be asked like so; How would a dropped domain name perform in terms of SEO compared to a newly registered domain name (never dropped)?

Question 2

I am in the process of buying some content websites with pagerank (PR1+). Once a domain looses its strong backlinks, wouldn't the pagerank drop? If so, How can we make sure that a website we buy, actually stays at a specific pagerank? (I know building quality niche backlinks is a solution, but I want to hear from you guys as well.)

Thanks guys!