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New domain but 6y old?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by wuptii, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. wuptii

    wuptii Junior Member

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    Hello.

    1-2 weeks i bought a new domain from godaddy.
    Today i start using the domain and i do some checks on the domain and every place i check it says my new domain is 6 years old.

    Is this normal and how does it work?
    I have never tryed this before.
     
  2. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Probably someone else registered it 6 years ago and didn't renew it. So it became available again until you buy it. As simple as that :)
     
  3. littlewebdragon

    littlewebdragon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    And it does not have any sort of special value (it does if it still has some backlinks), but since it's dropped I think it does not count as old, aged domain...

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. :)
     
  4. wuptii

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    So basicly i should treat it as a new domain and not a 6yr old?
     
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    I think you should treat is as new domain name. Check this graph below for more info about "life" of domain names:
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    Originally from ICANN.
     
  6. DamnTees

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    If the domain was dropped it will lose its first registration date and you will have to start all over again. Did you possibly buy this from a Godaddy auction? This may be the reason your domain kept its first registration date
     
  7. Nosence

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    I have this on one of mine that was registered in december, and it still shows as being 7 years old and 8 months. What are you using to check domain age? I was using seoquake in firefox
     
  8. Oliverk48

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    It's just a dropped domain. You can easily check the drop in the whois information.

    Use: domaintools.c0m to check the whois info.
     
  9. wuptii

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    So how should i treat this domain?
    Like a brand new or like a 6yr old?