Q:

How do you find the owner or publisher of a website?

A:

Quick Answer

The easiest way to find the owner or publisher of a website is to go to the WHOIS website, find the WHOIS section and search for the domain name. In the returned data, the "registrant" is the person who owns the site.

Continue Reading
How do you find the owner or publisher of a website?
Credit: liangpv Digital Vision Vectors Getty Images

Full Answer

In some cases, a company such as Domains By Proxy registers a domain on behalf of the owner to keep the owner's personal information private. The best option in this case is to email the private registry company and request the information. If this fails, a court order can force the private registry company to reveal that information.

If the owner had contact information on earlier versions of the same Web page, it may be available by searching the Internet Archive.

Learn more about Internet & Networking

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you search for Web addresses?

    A:

    As of 2015, Internet users can search for Web addresses by using the domain search tool on a domain hosting website, such as GoDaddy.com, Register.com and DomainRegistration.com. Users can search for any domain name and check if it is registered under someone else or claim it if it is free.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Is the domain name the most important part of a URL?

    A:

    In terms of optimizing a website for search engine visibility, the domain name is an important part of a URL. When people search for keywords, search engines retrieve results based on matching keywords that appear in domain names. However, there are many other factors that determine the visibility of a URL on search engines, so the domain name cannot be considered decisive.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does domain name mean?

    A:

    A domain name is the Internet equivalent of a physical home address for a website. The name, such as "mywebsite.com" or "internetaddress.org" points to an exact location to a server, much like a postal address points to an exact apartment in a building. It is an easy and reliable way to remember a website's location.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you create a website?

    A:

    To create a website, find a Web hosting company, choose a unique domain name, plan the design of the website, build each page, then publish the new website on the Internet. It takes less than one hour to create a simple website.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore