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How do I find out who owns a domain name? WhoIs vague


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bentherat

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I looked up the Who Is info on the site I want to purchase: www.DoItWithLove.com. I am a photographer and currently have the .biz. Of course, I want the .com because it's the most popular extension and I want typos to get to me.

When I did the Who Is search, it came up as being owned by GoDaddy. But when I emailed Go Daddy several months ago, they said they could not give out client info. I didn't ask for client info, just wanted to know if the site would be up for purchase because it was going to expire in September 08 and there is and has never been anything on the site. Type it in, you just get the load error. There has never been anything on this site to my knowledge since it was first purchased in 2001.

This empty site has now been renewed and expires in September 2009.

Does anyone know more about domain ownership than me? Has this domain been purchased by some company sitting there waiting for someone like me to come along and pay a huge negotiation fee to purchase it? If so, is there any way around that? I've always went through Doteasy.com and am happy with the prices.

Thanks for any help. This is really a mystery to me.
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Major Payne

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It looks like the this is the info you need:

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

It's only registered through GoDaddy. Call or Fax to the numbers given and find out what you want. Since it was renewed, I doubt if they will sell except at the right price. See: DomainsByProxy.com re-sell domains.

Edited by Major Payne, 12 January 2009 - 11:17 PM.

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Kieran C

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Go to www.domaintools.com.
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Go to www.domaintools.com.

Why? Gives same info as WhoIs and owner has already been identified. Could have sent OP to http://www.dnsstuff.com/, but also a waste of time for same reason.
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Kieran C

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All I was doing was giving the OP another source of information...
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But it leads to the same info. No problem, tho. At least you're trying to help. Thanks. Some people post to just get their post count up. :)

Edited by Major Payne, 13 January 2009 - 02:05 PM.

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Kieran C

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Me? Not a chance. I'm here to learn and help other people.
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