A domain name is the unique web address of a website. This is a human readable string of letters and/or numbers that you put in the address bar of an internet browser when you want to visit a website.
When domains are registered for the first time, facts about the registry, registrar, and registrant, as well as other relevant information such as dates are stored in a WHOIS database.
If you want to find out when a website or domain name was originally registered or created, you can do the following:
- Go to the Crazy Domains home page then, hover your mouse pointer over the Domains option at the top menu and click WhoIs Domain.
- In the search box, enter the complete url or domain name of the website whose information you wish to retrieve, then click Search. Make sure to include the appropriate suffix or TLD (top-level domain), e.g. samplewebsite.com
- Relevant data about the domain in your query will be displayed on this page. You can scroll down to look for the Created date to find when the domain was originally created or registered.
If you own or have registered domains with us, or perhaps you have made a domain transfer, and you want to check when they were created, you can do the following:
- Click Sign Up / Log In at the top of this page.
- Select Account Manager from the drop-down menu.
- Enter your username and password then, click Log In.
- Click on the Visit My Account button.
- On your Account Manager, click the Domains tab at the top menu bar.
- The default display will be a List View of your domains. You need to switch to Folder View to access the creation date of your domains. To do this, click on the Folder Icon on the right side of the Quick search box.
- Click on the Show All Domains link on the left-side menu, or click on a specific folder to show only those you've assigned to that folder.
- On the title bar of your domains list, click the [<] Arrow Symbol. Two more rows will be displayed, which are Name Server 1 and Name Server 2 by default.
- Hover your pointer over any of the two column titles mentioned above to display a drop-down list.
- Click Created Date to replace the column with the corresponding information. Details on when the domains were originally created or registered will be displayed on this column.
Fun fact: Contrary to popular belief, WHOIS is not a database but a query and response protocol that scours databases where information about registered domains are stored. However, there are WHOIS databases, mostly run by registries and registrars, all around the world that contain information about domains, registrants, and other pertinent registration information, most of which are publicly searchable.
: If you have registered domains and you don’t want your personal information in the global WHOIS database as a registrant to be public or accessible, you can get a Domain Privacy
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