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Finding Out The Host Of A Website


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#1 Stotic

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:17 PM

Hey, I'm creating a website for a club at school. The existing website is outdated and the old webmaster has since graduated and ceased contact with everybody. The problem is, is that we need the domain name for the new website. Someone told me it was possible to contact the website's host and attain the address. Is this possible and if it is how do I find out the host of a website?

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:36 PM

if im not mistaken you could go to a website where u register a domain, and if it is taken it should provide some information on who owns it, how long until they have to renew the domain name, and sometimes contact information, or you could always go to the website domain you want and see if there is a place where you can contact the webmaster/owner.
i hope that helps.
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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:40 PM

Just to clarify, you can do a whois search on a site like DNS Stuff and find out who owns the name. From there y ou can try to contact the owner and see if they will turn over the rights to the name. If you are unable to make contct with the owner, you will have no choice but to wait until the time runs out, and try to get it.




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