Finding Out Who Owns Server

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Some smaller sites don't have reliable commentary around them. For these sites, using WHOIS to find who owns them may be useful move. WHOIS gets you information about who is the administrator of the site domain. It can be done from your computer's command line or from

WHOIS blockers have dramatically reduced the value of WHOIS searches. The owner of many sites isn't Domains by Proxy, as the record indicates. Instead, Domains by Proxy is a service, often available for couple dollars year, that obscures the true ownership of the site. These masking services are starting to become the norm, dramatically reducing the usefulness of WHOIS searches.

- from Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers by Mike Caulfield,

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