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To find a domain name's age, last update, or when the name expires, use our free Domain Age Checker Tool. It's easy to use - just enter the URL you would like the information about and click submit. BuildTraffic's tool will check the date the website was created - not just when the name was registered. It also tells when it was last updated and when the domain name expires. You can search anyone's domain name using this tool.
This may be surprising news, but domain age plays an important function in Google ranking. Google examines the date that a domain name was registered and when search engines began to crawl the site. Every website needs to age and show its relevance and longevity with Google, or different search engines so that it can be better indexed and ranked. For example, a new newspaper starts its business and sets up its website. It might not get accolades and awareness straight away. It takes the time to set up any business. Similarly, it takes the time to build a business and a website. As it does this, it may gain more authority and therefore higher rank.
Domain age does not refer to how long you have simply owned a domain name. It is possible to have bought a website name ten years ago and 'parked' it. There is no SEO benefit to having a domain name parked for years. If there is nothing done with the site, then having it for that long does you no good. When a domain becomes active on the internet is what matters so that Google and different search engines index and crawl it. Simply put, a domain registered ten years ago and has had no website functioning will be handled in the same manner by search engines as a new internet site that acquired registration yesterday and today is active. Brand new websites will struggle to rank at first, however, within a few months or first year, it could be competing at the same level as websites that are years old. Older web sites tend to rank better because they have established backlinks as they have taken the time to accumulate them. They are on search engines ranking and have established their credibility.
Another reason you may want to check the domain name of a site is to look at when it expires. Domain names are purchased from domain name agents like GoDaddy and Network Solutions to name just a few. You want to keep tabs on when your name will expire so you can renew it before it disappears. You also may want to check the domain age of a site that you link to or have backlinks with.