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Determine owner of domain

 4:10 am on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Is there any way you guys could help me determine the owner of <a domain>.

I ran a WhoIs search and all it told me was that the Registrar <of this .CA domain> was a Canadian registrar.

Any way to get around this?

Thanks in advance.

[edited by: Webwork at 8:51 pm (utc) on Feb 8, 2010]
[edit reason] Please - No specific domain mentions per Domain Forum Charter [/edit]



 4:28 am on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello Daboa. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

The .CA domain you mentioned, which I removed, was registered no more than 15 days ago so I'm curious. Why do you need the info?

Also, please read this before posting:



 7:38 am on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

CIRA (the .CA registry) protects the privacy individual domain registrants, so only domains owned by companies show information via a whois query.

So, short of obtaining a court order against CIRA or the launch of a registration dispute, you can't find out the name of the registrant. If you merely want to contact the registrant, then you can use the form provided by CIRA here:



 1:19 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

short of obtaining a court order against CIRA or the launch of a registration dispute

Exactly why I asked "Why do you need the info?".

The question is made all the more intriguing by the recency of the registration - suggesting there may be a battle or a race for control of an entity or it's identity.

If there are any elements of the latter then that would suggest a different path to identifying who registered the domain.

Hopefully there's a follow-up, indicating that there's more to this than a drive-by promotional domain drop . . <0>..<0>

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