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Domain Name Discussion => General Domain Discussion => Topic started by: Koza Dereza on Jul 14, 2022, 10:09 AM

Title: About the domain name "age"
Post by: Koza Dereza on Jul 14, 2022, 10:09 AM
Hello there!

Please don't be too forceful.

To clarify, I know that a domain recently registered, such as one that was registered yesterday, is not worth much. However, if I hypothetically registered the highly sought-after domain SЕX.COM yesterday, it would be quite valuable. Can you explain what is meant by the term "domain age"?
Title: Re: The question about the domain "age"
Post by: AMGH on Jul 14, 2022, 10:36 AM
I believe that the age of a domain is significant in situations where you want to establish credibility and enhance your reputation. Consider a scenario where you start a new company this year, but on your website, you claim to have been in business since 2008. To maintain consistency, it is advisable to use a domain registered during that period - 2007-2008, for instance.

This way, potential clients visiting the website will not encounter any discrepancies. They will assume everything checks out as the company has been operational since 2008, and the domain registration date aligns with that timeframe. Personally, I tend to verify such claims by checking domain age.

However, I acknowledge that only a handful of people possess this knowledge, and even then, it's not always 100% accurate as the domain might have undergone changes during its lifespan. Overall, I don't see any other significant benefits for utilizing older domains.
Title: Re: The question about the domain "age"
Post by: Gareth Brown on Jul 28, 2022, 05:55 AM
Many individuals believe that having a unique and relevant domain name holds great value. However, with the arrival of 202x, this principle no longer applies in the same way it did back in 2014. While there may be some merit to this notion, it is not as straightforward as it once was.

Regarding domain age, the matter is more convoluted. Dormant domains from 2017 are undoubtedly worth more than those created earlier this year, but other factors come into play, such as the project's traffic and area of focus. You can access such information on intriguing platforms like "chronicles" and "backup records of the Internet."

If you're interested in determining what age range qualifies as "old enough" for domains and domain names, I'd say six years is a reliable indication. Six years of domain age is an adequate representation of reliability.
Title: Re: The question about the domain "age"
Post by: webxerossolutions on Sep 19, 2022, 05:39 AM
Although several websites pertaining to the same topic may possess a similar level of relevance, search engines still display one site in a more favorable position than others. This is due, in part, to the ranking algorithm that considers the age of the domain name. As such, "older" websites that have been around for at least 1-3 years are more likely to rank higher than newly created sites.

The domain name's age serves as a crucial factor for search engines when ranking websites. The older the domain, the greater the level of trust it instills, and the more likely it is to attain a top ranking on search engine results.