How to find out who owns a website

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A domain name is the address using which users can access a website. They are used in place of IP addresses to help users identify a website without having to remember a string of numbers.

Every domain name has to be unique and no two domains can be the same. You have to register a domain name before using it. If you are looking to register a domain and find that it has already been registered, you can try to buy the domain name from the existing owner.

If the domain owner has domain name privacy as an add-on, their information will be kept private and you will not be able to find their information. In that case, it means that they are not interested in selling it.

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How to find domain name owner

To find out who owns a domain, you can use a WHOIS lookup service. 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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