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

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.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
VinmculAuthor Commented:
Thanks IT-Monkey-Dave, This info is just the job
Best Wishes
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Services

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.