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How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois



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How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois

Hey guys! I'm bringing you another tutorial on domains today. I'm sure some of us have had that moment where we go to a website and think something along the lines of: "I wonder who owns this website?" or "How do I contact the owner of this website?" etc. I know it's happened to me. Well, I have good news! You actually can do that. This tutorial will show you how to track down a website owner using Whois. There is a catch though; some websites have Whois Privacy which makes it impossible to find their information unless you do intense digging and sometimes even then you won't find it. Most websites however do have the owner's information. Let's use an SEO Company from Toronto as an example. It's called SEOlogist. I wouldn't recommend or disapprove of this website. It's a random one I found while Googling SEO. So let's start the tutorial.

Step One: First, go to a website that provides a free Whois service. I'm going to use Whois.net as that website. Go to whois.net.
How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois

Step Two: Now in the text input box, type in "seologist.com" and click GO to do execute the Whois.
How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois

Step Three: A bunch of different details should now come up on the page.
How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois

Step Four: Now sometimes the fax or phone number won't come up, but usually an address will. You have now done a Whois and can find all the information you need on the website owner.
How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois

Now you know how to Whois a website. If you ever have questions, someone pisses you off, or you need to find that information, you know how to. Next time you need to know, just use this tutorial and you will find exactly who you're looking for in almost all cases!

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sunil0021

Thanks for sharing but there are thousands of other websites like that.

- Sunil Bishnoi




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Kat1

This is great to know. Thanks for the share. It is always helpful to find out who owns a site.




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twilight

Good tutorial here for those of use that did not know how to do this.




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barry

good info here. I would have not known about this.




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futuren

Thanks for sharing with us!

Futuren




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angie828

Wonderful info that you have provided us with!




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mandy

Good info to have if you have to find out who owns a site. Thanks.




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evie

very cool. I did not know how to do this. Thanks for the share.




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SyedBahadurShah

Nice For Sharing How to Track Down The Owner of a Website Using Whois

- Syed Bahadur Shah




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NaturalWriter

This information is good to know, as there are people out there who choose to share this information. In many cases the website owner can pay an extra fee to have their identity hidden, because they don't want their personal information given out worldwide. This is very understandable.

If you look up a website and the owner is unknown, don't assume the person is a "Bad Seller" or a "Fraudulent Service Provider". They just prefer having their personal information private (phone number, home address, etc).

There are some domain extensions that require this information and it's mandatory. I own a .ca and having the choice of privacy is not an option, so you would be able to look up the information on a .ca site and get the information you're looking for without issue.

I just felt it was important to point this out, as it's an imperative factor in seeking out a website owner, because you may not find them.




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wikicrunch

Thanks Great




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ricky44

Good info to have. Then you can always know who is behind the site!




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wikicrunch

Good tutorial thanks




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Bolt

Great :cool:




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vietzay

when you add the URL to the whois providers site then you will see the detailed informations that has been submitted by site owner the time they registered the domain




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