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I would like to know how to find out who owns a particular website.

Posted on 2011-10-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I would like to know how to find out who owns a particular website.
Is it possible and/or legal to find this out?
The reason is; I have an interest in the subject matter on the site
and wonder if I know the peolple who own it. It is a business matter and
would prefer that they did not know my interest in them at this stage.
Question by:Vinmcul
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IT-Monkey-Dave earned 2000 total points
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You want to do a "WHOIS" lookup on the domain name.  Google "whois" and you'll get many links to lookup tools.

Note that the owner of a domain can make their that information private if they want to.  For example if the owner is listed as DomainsByProxy.com then the owner has chosen to register that domain more or less anonymously.

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Thanks IT-Monkey-Dave, This info is just the job
Best Wishes

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