Attempting to locate an owner of a domain name you desire to purchase, or connect with for whatever the reason, this task can be as challenging as finding a need in a haystack — to say the least.

Gone are the days you could easily use Whois to enter desired domain name and be shown registrant contact information such as phone, email, and address.

Of course, it only takes a few crazies in the world to show up at your door threatening your life over a domain name they think their entitled to own, having used Whois data to dial in your exact coordinates.

Nevertheless, GDPR and all the growing privacy concerns have put an end, rather made it more challenging to view exact information, to locate domain buyers. But all is not lost.

GoDaddy, as well as many other registrars, provides a somewhat obscure way to locate and connect with owners of a domain you desire to purchase: GoDaddy Whois.

However, the challenge with their service to help you locate domain owners leads on you on blind goose chase of circular references? How so?

Simply put, GoDaddy displays the following text for Registrant, Admin, and Tech email:

Select Contact Domain Holder link at https://www.godaddy.com/whois/results.aspx?domain=desired-domain-name

The confusing part about this is the referenced link is the exact page you’re viewing. Enter dog chasing its tail! 😀

What GoDaddy doesn’t clearly explain to and should tell you is that you must scroll to bottom of the WHOIS search results page to discover Contact Domain Holder link.

Once the Contact Domain Holder link is clicked, the following form is displayed and can be completed to contact the Registrant, Admin, and Technical contact associated with the domain.

Well, I hope this clears the air and eliminates the frustration of those in hopes of locating the owner of the domain your heart hopes and longs to own.

I invite you to watch the quick tutorial video below as I share step-by-step instructions.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the tutorial video, or general questions in regards to iMovie.

Good luck and that’s all for now!

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Written by Alvin Brown
He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable digital strategies for greater commerce.