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Domain Age

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by dotblock, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. dotblock

    dotblock Junior Member

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    How Google calculates the age of a domain?

    For example: if a domain was registered in 2004, but after 1 year it expired, and now I register that domain, it means that I will own a 9 years old domain?
     
  2. mephian

    mephian Newbie

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    No, because when you check whois, there will bill be this year as the year of registration. You would have to use some dropcatching/preregistration service, where the domain is caught and never really dropped. But still, it might have some value to google if there was some good content on it in previous years, but that´s just my guess.
     
  3. dotblock

    dotblock Junior Member

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    Google doesn't rely on whois, from what I know.
     
  4. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Then why ask the question if you know this?

    A dropped domain IMO is no longer an aged domain.
     
  5. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    Matt Cuts always says whois information is one of many important points. Of course a content rich website with stable whois will provide higher trust compared to a frequently changing site with thin to no content.
     
  6. DaleRodgers

    DaleRodgers Registered Member

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    Yeah it goes on the age of registration, it's age only goes on whilst it's actively registered.