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Whois Records Data Help

Renee asked 2 years ago
Hey guys

I was looking at a whois record this morning and saw that the creation date was in 2001 but the registration date was in 2006.

Anyone know the difference between a creation date and registration date? I initially would have thought they were the same thing. Guess not..

Cheers

12 Answers
Dominique answered 2 years ago
Has the name been registered since 2001 and then in 2006 someone else bought it and did something with it?

Best guess I have.

Renee answered 2 years ago
Negative… The person who currently owns it has owned it since creation date in 2001 and has never sold or transferred to another name etc.

sycochicken answered 2 years ago
Hey Renee,

Here’s my guess…….. lol it’s like a game!

Creation date = very first time the domain name was registered on the internets

Registration date = date that it was re-newed this time around (if the guy’s had it forever)

Cheers!

Trish

Renee answered 2 years ago
I thought that might be the case too but I can’t duplicate it with any other domain. Strange one.

Renee answered 2 years ago
The other strange thing is that the expiration date is also not the same day/month as the registration date. So can’t see how that would be the case.

mak445 answered 2 years ago
@Renee 201279 wrote:

The other strange thing is that the expiration date is also not the same day/month as the registration date. So can’t see how that would be the case.

when you move domain name registrar you have to renew for 1 year

so say reg name name 1 january 09 with networksolutions then you move the name to godaddy on the 1 of april you have to renew again for 1 year so it changes the expiration date

Renee answered 2 years ago
Yep, still doesnt make sense…

The expiration date is the same as the created date.. The registration date is different to both of these.

So if that was the case, the expiration date would be the same as the registration date (which is on a different day, 5 years after creation date)…

sycochicken answered 2 years ago
Hmm quite the mystery Renee!

Let us know if you happen to discover what the go is!

Renee answered 2 years ago
Absolutely will.. if I can’t find the answer I may just lose sleep over this one..

I need to find the answers man. He is like the backwards man, only instead of being backwards, he knows the answers.

slotplayer answered 2 years ago
Some of the registars like GoDaddy now allow syncronizing all domains registered with them so they all expire/renew on the same day.

Is it possible this is the case with the one you saw?