Newb domainers: Deleted domains aren’t “aged” or “17 years old”
A post proclaiming that the domain name CanadianWebmaster.com is “aged” and “17 years old” caught our attention; its seller pointed us to Archive.org in order to justify this inaccurate claim.
Buyers that are being told a domain is “old” or registered in the 1990′s (or earlier) are strongly advised to take this type of sales pitch with a grain of salt.
Unless the WHOIS info actually confirms that a domain was registered in 1996 or whenever, any claim that a domain is “old” might contain some hidden disclaimer, that is never actually disclaimed.
Sellers of domains that use the terms “aged domain” or “old domain” when they knowingly sell domains that expired, got deleted and were registered again mere months or weeks prior, need a firm spanking on the buttocks!
It’s simple, really: Unless the WHOIS tool, such as DomainTools, displays a registration date from the “days of yore”, then the domain’s age is not a factor that determines its current value.