Lookup Domain Contact History

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Does anyone know how to look up a domain's contact history? I would
think this could be done, but I'm not getting any strong leads. In
other words, if a site has been resold, how does one get the contact
information about previous owners?



Re: Lookup Domain Contact History

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Ask the current owner?  they should know who they bought it from.  of  
course they may not be prepared to tell you.

As far as I know, registrars are only required to maintain current  

I think you'll get the most comprehensive info at: http://www.whois.sc /

Rover Cars - RIP.  Let the asset stripping begin.

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What about for free? This has to get listed somewhere. I'm finding
cached versions back to 2003 of the pages for the owner I looking for -
and those are coming up free...

Thanks though!

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http://www.whois.sc /

This is the only service I know of that does this for WHOIS records, and
only for .com/.net/.org/.info/.biz/.us. They have records stored reaching
back to 2001, and the Whois History service is only available to Silver
Membership subscribers, so it's a pay thing. A silver membership costs $15
per month, or $149 per year.

Another option would be a visit to the Wayback Machine at archive.org.
They've kept copies of old websites reaching back to 1996, according to
their press release announcing the service back in October 2001. You might
even find some old contact information lurking in those archives as well,
even though they might be outdated (people move and change e-mail addresses
from time to time, you know).

http://www.archive.org /

This one's free, though.

Kim André Akerø
- kimandre@NOSPAMbetadome.com
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