How to Check the Original Creation Date of a Domain

by Joe Murray

Knowing the original creation date of a domain is useful for a copyright or trademark investigation, to trace the lineage of the domain name itself or just to satisfy your curiosity. Several websites supply this information, but the easiest way to remember where to look is to ask yourself, “who is” that website.

Find the Website

Enter “whois.com” in the URL location box in your browser. In the upper right corner of the Whois.com home page is a text box next to a button labeled “Whois Lookup.”

Find the Creation Date

Type the complete name of the domain you are looking for including the suffix of dot com, net, org or any of the latest suffixes. Click the “Whois Lookup” button. On the displayed "Whois" page, the Creation Date of the domain is identified in the Registry section. Further down the page, you may find Registrar data; however, this is sometimes hidden or “privatized.”

Other Sources

Domain name data is also found on the following websites: http://www.seomastering.com/domain-age-checker.php https://www.godaddy.com/domains/domain-name-search.aspx?isc=gofd3001ab&ci=8990 https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/home However, Whois.com is by far the easiest solution.

About the Author

Joe Murray began writing professionally in 1980. As a technical writer, he authored white papers and articles for Hewlett Packard and Intel. Since retiring, Murray has written several home-exchange travel articles for KnowYourTrade.com and CHECtravel,com among other outlets. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Santa Clara University.

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