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Lost hosting. can anyone advise please

juliasdream
Grafter
Posts: 260
Registered: 09-06-2007

Lost hosting. can anyone advise please

I have been asked to sort out a website for someone who cant remember who it is that is hosting it.
Someone set it up for him and since then he has lost contact with them.
Is there a program or something that can tell me what I need to know?
I need to find out whicxh company hosts the site and to whom the domain name  is registered
Thanks
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Plusnet Staff
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Re: Lost hosting. can anyone advise please

Change the option to whois lookup and put the domain name in the text box on this site:-
xwhois.com
That will tell you who is the host, who is the registrar etc.
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 Chris Parr
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Re: Lost hosting. can anyone advise please

Two problems. First if someone is hosting it there is normally a fee so hasnt he seen anyone taking a fee?
Second if you find out who it is they may well not let you do anything unless you can prove you own the domain and agree to pay the fees. I have had that and it can be very hard to get any sense out of anyone if its a big hosting most have a control panel which you need a username password and getting hold of anyone is a work of art
juliasdream
Grafter
Posts: 260
Registered: 09-06-2007

Re: Lost hosting. can anyone advise please

Thanks to all
I feel stupid to have asked a question where the answer was so obvious
Having done a bit of detection I found the answers by myself
but thanks anyway