The AFP has clearly been waiting for September 15, so it could trot out today’s “Google is 10 years old” story. But the company itself doesn’t count tomorrow as its 10th birthday. In fact, knowing exactly when Google’s birthday is depends on your point of view. Some milestones to consider below, which make Google as old as 12 and as young as 9. Plus, more special Google birthday logos. NOTE: See Google 10th Birthday Site: Interactive Timeline, Project 10×100 To Improve The World & Share Your Google Stories for news of the official Google 10th birthday site launched since this was written. Google The 12 Year Old: January 1996 This is when Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on BackRub, what later become Google. Use this month, and Google is 12 years old. Google The 10 Year Old: Sept. 15, 1997 This is when, as the AFP reports, Google registered google.com. Google The 9 Year Old: Sept. 7, 1998 This is when Google may have officially incorporated. Google The 9 Year Old: Sept. 27, 1998 (Current Official Date) Back in 2005, Google declared that Sept. 27 was its birthday. But wait — what happened with that Sept. 7 date? Well, in 2005, Yahoo came along and freaked Google out by announcing an index that was larger than Google’s. It had been ages since anyone did that. Quite a debate ensued, and I did a long write-up about it then. Things got resolved by Google doing some PR….