Question about determing IP owner

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jltm677 asked 3 years ago

Hello. I am new with this but need help. Someone has posted some very derogatory comments on a website We want the comments deleted. We have been in touch with an attorney regarding this. Is there a way to determine who is behind the site. If I have looked correctly I believe their site is covered under a web hosting site. But if we have the IPs is there a way to determine where it is coming from? Hope that makes sense. Thanks

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Shnerdly Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for your question jltm677.

The IP address that they use for hosting the site is most likely a hosting company so that would not particularly helpful although with sufficient cause it can be determined through legal channels who is paying for the hosting.

Another avenue might be tracing the domain name of the website. The owner administrative or technical contacts might be listed. Just go to Google and type "whois" and then the domain name. There are also ways of tracking the owner through legal channels if the owner is not listed.

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