Having launched more than 250 websites in the last couple years, I've become super familiar with the current landscape of domain ownership. The reality is that that 70% of the time, a business owner or head of marketing really doesn't know who owns THEIR domain name.
As a service provider, we use a tool called "Who.is" (literally a website at www.who.is - no ".com") that looks up who owns a domain name, and more importantly - for us - where it's registered (for example: GoDaddy, Name Cheap, Network Solutions, etc.) and where the domain name servers (DNS) are hosted.
But it's also a useful tool for any business to see who owns competitive domain names, domains you may be interested in buying but you've found they're already taken, and of course, that case that I'm too familiar with where people in their own organization don't really know who has access to their own URL. 🙂
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Paul Hickey has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.