I see a lot of interesting things in my daily domain diggings and often times it is little things that I see and then think about it and later be like.. come to think of it, I have never seen that before!

Well, here is one! I look at whois records all day, for a lot of domains! It is fairly common to see an “update” date within the past year or two of viewing the majority of whois records. This “update” comes from a domain name renewal, domain name server change, whois information update to email, address, phone , registrant change, registrar change etc.

Well, I have officially run into the longest untouched domain name I have ever seen! Almost 9 YEARS:


The domain name must have been renewed for the maximum length at the time (10 years) and the owners simply never touched the domain name in anyway since October 10, 2006! That is pretty crazy really.

The Record Date is the date the whois record was created that I was viewing. The Updated date is the last time anything I mentioned above had taken place (renewal, dns change etc.) to the domain name. I did block out the domain name, because it’s an expired domain and I didn’t want to bring attention to it specifically. Since it has been about 9 years since the domain was last touched, that could have played a role into why it expired as well.

In general, the most common “update” done to a domain is likely the domain renewal date, which most owners do annually or in 3-5 year ranges that I mainly see. Many very valuable domain names are often renewed out for the max 10 years, but often something happens in that 10 years to create an update of some kind to whois and doesn’t allow the “update” date to get very old.

I could do another story on the research I did with the domain, but I will save that for another day! Have you seen any domains with a whois “update” date later than almost 9 years? This was a first for me!

About Jamie Zoch

Jamie Zoch is a domain investor, dad and dedicated husband who founded DotWeekly.com in 2008 to bring unique and helpful views on domain names. Jamie is very passionate about domain names and helping others learn and prosper.

4 Responses to The Longest Untouched Domain I Have Ever Seen
  1. Would be interest to see a follow up article about who the owner is/was … what else they have / or have done…
    ~Patricia — DomainBELL

    • I will Patricia. I have a potential business deal so I don’t want to blow that.. but I will share it pretty soon.

  2. It’s not very common, but are you certain the date is valid? Some registrars provide this info incorrectly, when in fact a domain’s records have been edited repeatedly since. NetSol, for example.

    • Acro, I did verify that the domain was renewed in 2006 until March 2015. I also verified that the domains name servers were unchanged since 2006. The domain remained in whois privacy from 2006 etc.. so all things added up as far as I could tell that no updates were made. As soon as the domain reached the expire date, it did update at that point to show that.


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