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How to find out who owns a website

How to find out who owns a website
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  • Finding the owner of a website can be useful for various purposes such as research, legal or personal interest.
  • The "About" or "Contact" page, WHOIS lookup service, Wayback Machine, and search engine query are ways to uncover the owner of a website.
  • Below, check out simple steps to determine the owner of the website.
Finding out who owns a website can be useful for research, legal purposes, or personal interest. One method to determine the owner of a website is to check the site's "About" or "Contact" page for information about the owner or company responsible for the site. Another option is to use a WHOIS lookup service, which is a database that keeps track of domain name registration information, including the name and contact information of the domain registrant.

Some registrants choose to keep their information private, in which case the WHOIS lookup service may not display their personal information. The Wayback Machine (archive.org) is another useful tool that allows you to view past versions of websites and see if information about the owner was previously listed on the site. Additionally, a simple search engine query using the website name or domain name and keywords such as "about", "contact", or "owner" may also yield results.

How to find domain name owner
There are several services that allow you to find out who owns a domain, without charging a fee. We will be using ICANN to find out the domain owner.

  • To begin, open your browser and go to ICANN.
  • Now, in the search box, enter the domain name that you want to search for.
  • Click on ‘Lookup’ and the search will begin.
  • You will now get details about the domain registration date, registry expiration, owner’s name and mailing address.
You can use these details to contact the domain owner.

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