dailypress - 3:49 am on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0) I run a .edu website for a club I used to be in and every backlink to my other sites gives it great SEO advantages. In regards to the age of the domain:
Tedster, the fact that its an .edu extension, by default lessens the chance of it being a spam website cause not everyone is allowed to purchase it.
However, it's not because of the .edu extension.
I have a 4-5 year old domain which ranked pretty well in Google for many keywords. However, I made the mistake of moving all content to the .org version and finally parked the .com for almost 6 months. The parked domain generated about 70 bucks/month which wasnt bad and the Tool bar showed the same rank of PR: 4/10
A month ago I started developing the site from scratch and I noticed Google does not crawl it fast enough as it used to. I guess the site lost some credibility, so in short I dont think its only age, but it probabaly is a big factor considering older sites usually tend to have more backlinks.
I run a .edu website for a club I used to be in and every backlink to my other sites gives it great SEO advantages.
In regards to the age of the domain: