How to find out where my current website is being hosted?

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I sign a contract with a small hosting company in Vietnam. This company is just a reseller of a large company in the USA, and they did not tell me the name of the company in the US.
Unluckily, this small company has disappeared. Now I want to forward my domain to the dot5.com or globat.com, but I can not.
Can anybody tell me how to find out the name of my current host so that I can contact them?
Thanks a lot!
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most of the time you can do a whois look up. can you give us your sites ip address?
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Uh, What is your domain?
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http://whois.sc/yourdomainname
maybe worth to try ..
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Thank you very much. I've tried my best, but I can only find out the name of my domain registra, I can not know the hosting company.
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It would be helpful if you told us the domain name :)
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musik wrote:
It would be helpful if you told us the domain name :)


Yeah, what she said.
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Thank you for your support. My domain is http://www.bariavungtau.com
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OK All I got was:

285 domains found on 63.247.85.242

Websites
http://www.1-diet-supplements.com
http://www.1-muscle-building.com
http://www.19interactive.com

You can always try contacting one of those addresses and finding out who their host it (who is the same as yours)
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Here's the name of the company presently hosting your domain;

Code: [ Select ]
OrgName:  Global Net Access, LLC
OrgID:   GNAL-2
Address:  55 Marietta St, NW
Address:  Suite 1720
City:    Atlanta
StateProv: GA
PostalCode: 30303
Country:  US

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE745-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:  Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-404-230-9150
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@gnax.net

OrgTechHandle: ENGIN7-ARIN
OrgTechName:  Engineering
OrgTechPhone: +1-404-230-9150
OrgTechEmail: engineering@gnax.net
  1. OrgName:  Global Net Access, LLC
  2. OrgID:   GNAL-2
  3. Address:  55 Marietta St, NW
  4. Address:  Suite 1720
  5. City:    Atlanta
  6. StateProv: GA
  7. PostalCode: 30303
  8. Country:  US
  9. OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE745-ARIN
  10. OrgAbuseName:  Abuse
  11. OrgAbusePhone: +1-404-230-9150
  12. OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@gnax.net
  13. OrgTechHandle: ENGIN7-ARIN
  14. OrgTechName:  Engineering
  15. OrgTechPhone: +1-404-230-9150
  16. OrgTechEmail: engineering@gnax.net



Cheers.
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Hey nice work bro! Do you care to share how you did that? :thumbsup:
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It helps to have shell access at one or more of the 13 root nameservers. :)

Aside from that....

Take the domain name, do a whois query. I do this to verify the person asking actually matches the information I find. ;)
I also run command line whois queries on my FBSD boxes -- they do deep searches by default.

Then I run dig on the domain name. Comes up with cached IP.

Then I run whois -h whois.arin.net <IP>

And it shows me who actually owns the netblock. Cuts out the middle man of finding out who resells for whom, who resells for whom.

The next step is really just to bring the whole thing back into full circle.
Ifyou have been playing along with the home version of the game, you'll see a section on the last whois regarding a netblock breakdown if you contact the rwhois owned by GNAX. This is done by groups which own large netblocks and "rent" out address space.
The results of a lookup on GNAX's rhwois;
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root@FOO:~# telnet rwhois.gnax.net 4321
Trying 209.51.128.40...
Connected to rwhois.gnax.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
%rwhois V-1.5:003fff:00 rwhois.gnax.net (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-1.5.7.3)
63.247.85.242
network:Class-Name:network
network:ID:410.63.247.64.0/19
network:Auth-Area:63.247.64.0/19
network:Network-Name:VSHosting-631
network:IP-Network:63.247.85.240/29
network:Organization;I:VSHosting
network:Tech-Contact;I:engineering@gnax.net
network:Admin-Contact;I:engineering@gnax.net
network:Created:20031114
network:Updated:20031114
network:Updated-By:hostmaster@gnax.net

%ok
  1. root@FOO:~# telnet rwhois.gnax.net 4321
  2. Trying 209.51.128.40...
  3. Connected to rwhois.gnax.net.
  4. Escape character is '^]'.
  5. %rwhois V-1.5:003fff:00 rwhois.gnax.net (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-1.5.7.3)
  6. 63.247.85.242
  7. network:Class-Name:network
  8. network:ID:410.63.247.64.0/19
  9. network:Auth-Area:63.247.64.0/19
  10. network:Network-Name:VSHosting-631
  11. network:IP-Network:63.247.85.240/29
  12. network:Organization;I:VSHosting
  13. network:Tech-Contact;I:engineering@gnax.net
  14. network:Admin-Contact;I:engineering@gnax.net
  15. network:Created:20031114
  16. network:Updated:20031114
  17. network:Updated-By:hostmaster@gnax.net
  18. %ok

You will note the name of the company that this person uses 'VSHosting' duplicated in the resource record of the initial lookup (whois) of his domain. Full circle.

It's really that simple.


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Nice one, well you learn something new everyday ;)
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All you need to od to use your domain on a new host is to change the nameservers at your domain registrar.
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Thank Daemonguy very much!
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No problem at all.

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