How To Determine the Age of a Domain
When determining website relevancy, Google, Yahoo, and other search engines take into consideration the age of an existing domain. This factor can lead toward a higher search engine relevancy. It also increases the human trust factor. It is in our nature to trust brand names that we
recognize. Before ripping out that old credit card, or before filling out the onsite information forms, take a moment to examine the age and the creation date of the website in question. It is a simple practice that can help increase the safety of your Internet financial transactions.
The process is easy. To determine the age and relevancy of a domain, search engines reference a few bites of readily available information:
- The age of the website
- The length of time a domain has been registered.
Both are easy to check. Many Internet resources are designed to examine and display the basic registry information for any given website. Consider the following typical report as it was generated for this website, http://jobshopesolutions.com:
- Domain Name………. jobshopesolutions.com
- Creation Date…….. 2009-03-08
- Registration Date…. 2009-03-08
- Expiry Date………. 2012-03-08
- Organization Name…rmharrington
- Organization Address. 3930 Cold Springs Road East
- Organization Address.
- Organization Address. Concord
- Organization Address. 28025
- Organization Address. NC
- Organization Address. UNITED STATES
Notice that information is tagged clearly, It is easy to understand. It is basic organization information. In the case of Job’s Hope Solutions, the creation date and the registration date correspond. This is not always so. For additional safety, you should favor the creation date over the registration date. That date represents the physical age of the website in question.
Why is domain age a safety factor?
Scam sites come and go quickly. They promise something great for near to nothing in return. They catch as many fish as a quick net can snatch, and then they vanish, leaving behind a dead website and a dieing domain name. Before passing funds to or through any website, the safety conscious user will determine the age of the domain and the website. It is merely a matter of common sense shopping. Age breeds a certain sense of dependability, legitimacy and trustworthiness. It implies a measure of honest dealings that hint toward the level of involved user safety.
Why Some Domain Name Information Fails To Display
Many hosting sites, acting under the assumption that it will reduce “spam” to a site owner’s email, seek to charge extra to help keep parts of the domain name details concealed from the public and from other businesses. To me, this seems a foolish tool and a wasted expense. I want my name before prospective clients. I want them to have free ability to contact me. My website already lists the very content that the hosting sites are offering to keep hidden for an additional charge. That seems to defeat my reasons for running a website. As to enhanced owner safety, I cannot determine any measurable difference.
How To Pull a Domain Name Lookup
Use Who Is Domain Lookup to determine the age of any domain name. They are not the only method, nor do I identify them as the best. They are just one of many.