ICANN reverse look up by address?

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ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by the apprentice » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 pm

Is there a way to reverse look websites data by searching by address? I know there is by name and email I think, but that won't be anough, I fear someone has used my address to register a website and it would be reassuring if there was a way to check that.

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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by Webdongle » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:45 pm

Your web address can not be registered by someone else. They can use the same first part with a different tld but they cant use the same web address. https://centralops.net/co/ may be of interest.
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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by gws » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:11 pm

I think he means someone has used his physical address to register a domain ?

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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by Webdongle » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:33 pm

What? As in postal address?
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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by the apprentice » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:53 am

Yes, I obviously meant street by address, I suspect someone has used my street address to get a domain with my country extension (otherwise you can't register .co.uk .de .it .fr... without a corresponding postal address as far as I know), and wondered how I can verify that.

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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by gws » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:17 am

I guess you could contact Nominet the registry for co.uk domains and ask them what entries they have for your street address. I don't know who controls .de .fr etc but a little investigation should tell you who the registry is for them and then contact the relevant registry.

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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by the apprentice » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:59 am

But there's more accredited ICANN registrars not just one no?

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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by Webdongle » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:12 am

the apprentice wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:53 am
... I suspect someone has used my street address to get a domain with my country extension (otherwise you can't register .co.uk .de .it .fr... without a corresponding postal address as far as I know), ...
Not true ... at least not in most cases (there may be some counties that have restrictions.

Since the GDPR the lookups have stopped providing the addresses of the Registrant. About the only way that you would know is if you received something in the post or they had your address on their website. Or perhaps look up the registered address of the company (in the uk https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company ).

What makes you think someone used your postal address to set up a website ?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: ICANN reverse look up by address?

Post by brian » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:54 pm

The only tools that I know of that might help are from domaintools.com as they maintain their own data source.
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