[OT] IDing a website owner

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Sat Oct 9 20:50:13 2004

On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> OK, either my memory is failing or it's no longer as easy to identify who owns
> a website. How can I go about figuring that out?

Well there's subtleties, but a combination of WHOIS and DIG
(or crap-ass nslookup).

The problem is 'virtual domains' --
eg. www.fsdfsfdsdfsdfsdfsdf.com is just some user page on
BIGPROVIDER.COM there's no unified way to tell, but you can
usually figure out who's hosting them.

If a host has a DNS "A" record, then it's a physical machine,
and whois will tell you something. If you don't have a .*n[u,i]x
OS there are websites that do whois and dns lookups.
Received on Sat Oct 09 2004 - 20:50:13 BST

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