How to check domain ownership

Written by pamela gardapee
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When you run across a website or a domain that peaks your interest, you may want to know who owns that particular domain. If you want to buy the domain, you will want to know how to check domain ownership so that you can contact the owner and try to negotiate a deal. You may find a website that has information on it that concerns you, so contacting the owner is the way to resolve any concerns. There is a way to determine the owner of a website or domain.

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  1. 1

    Visit to see who owns a domain. Enter the domain name in the search box. A page will come up displaying the domain name. Click "Whois" to the right of the domain name. This will take you to the page that tells you the owner and what company the domain was registered with such as

  2. 2

    Look at the domain name web page to see if the owner's contact information is supplied anywhere. The owner will usually place contact information on a different page. The information, if any, should be listed under "Contact Us."

  3. 3

    Visit to see who owns a domain. Enter the web page domain name into the search box at the top of the page to get site information. When the page displays, click it. This takes you to a new page with a tab that says "Contact Info." Click this tab to be taken to the page with the owner's information.

Tips and warnings

  • The first step usually works and no other steps are needed.

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