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Is there a command to see who owns a specific Internet domain address?

I have tried with whois and I get some information. But for "holder" there is just a "user ID". Is there any way to see who the actual user is?

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whois is definitely the command to use.

In some cases however the owner of the internet address chooses to withhold this information. For some TLDs this is not allowed.

whois is an unusual special case. However try something like whois - this clearly gives you a name, physical address, email address and phone number.

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that creepy did a search on mine. it shows my address! – myusuf3 Oct 27 '10 at 18:53
I recommend this tool – Chandra Nakka Feb 23 '13 at 13:58

There are several whois services with different results (e.g. try online searches). In addition, there are paid services for hiding the real owner of a domain inquestion. Therefore owners can not be displayed for some domains.

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I don't know any command to find who owns a specific Internet domain address. But there is a way to find the owner of any website (domain) through Internet using This gives the current owner of the domain, administrative and technical contact details etc....

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