Domain Age Checker: Find How Old is a Website

Have you ever visited a completely new Website, which is well written, amazing design, and you thought, why have I never landed on this site before? Or you find online shopping, e-commerce, or service site, and before you spend money, you would like to know how long these guys are in the business.

One way is to find the website’s age, which will help you determine how credible their services might be.

Today, I stumbled upon a Website, which is a Webhosting site, and we all know older players in the hosting business are usually reliable. Though, there was no mention of the year of formation on the site, so the idea of finding website age came into my mind. Here are a few solutions that will let you know how old a website is.

Remember, most of the time we can only find the date of the domain, and it’s possible that the site might have changed its niche over time.

Different Tools to find Website Age:

1. Way Back Machine: Web.Archive:

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Wayback machine is a free service, which creates a snapshot of a website at regular intervals. It might not be very accurate, but this service serves many purposes. From the first snapshot, you can figure out how old this website exists. You can always check snapshots of past-time, this will help you to see if a particular website changed its niche ever. For a blogger, it’s a useful tool to check their old blog designs. This service is perfect for large sites, but you might not always get results for new or smaller sites.

2. Domaintools: Find domain registration date

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This is another useful way to find out how old a website is. Using Domaintools, you can find when a domain is registered, and this will give you a good idea of the age of a website. Another few services which can help are netcraftwebconfs, SEOChat domain age tool.

This domain age checker tools are also useful when you are buying a Website or a used domain. The age of a domain is one of the big factors in search engine ranking, so the older a domain is, the better it is.

Do you know if you use any other online service to determine how old a Website is? If you find this article useful, consider sharing it on Twitter and Whatsapp.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

7 thoughts on “Domain Age Checker: Find How Old is a Website”

  1. Hi Harsh, my little blog recently was marked as “pure spam” and blocked from google search. Later, i found that this domain name previously owned by a russian spammer. Though i filed a reconsideration request from google, which was approved and the site is now listed back.. but the old spammers search results still show on google. What do you recommend? Thanks

  2. Harjeet Singh

    Hi friend, Way back machine is not working for some of my websites and other compititor’s websites too.
    And whois or tools like this tell us the domain age not the age of the websites.

  3. Hi Harsh,
    Archive.org is a really helpful service if you are trying to buy auctioned domains.

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