How to find who a domain is registered with

Here is my process (and reference) for locating who is controlling the registration and renewal of a domain name.

Step1:

lookup domain name with whois:

whois echo.net.au
Domain Name:                     echo.net.au
Last Modified:                   02-Jul-2016 00:08:55 UTC
Status:                          serverHold (Expired)
Status:                          serverUpdateProhibited (Expired)
Registrar Name:                  TPP Wholesale Pty Ltd
Registrant:                      Echo Publications Pty. Limited
Registrant ID:                   OTHER 004000239
Eligibility Type:                Other
Registrant Contact ID:           HASI1419
Registrant Contact Name:         Simon Haslam
Registrant Contact Email:        Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs
Tech Contact ID:                 C74220-AD
Tech Contact Name:               Simon Haslam
Tech Contact Email:              Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs
Name Server:                     lana.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server:                     gordon.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC:                          unsigned

We see that TPP Wholesale is the Registrar Name. However they wholesale and we need to  know who is the person with a wholesale account.

Step2: Looking up TPP wholesale reseller

https://www.tppwholesale.com.au/provider/

We see that the reseller is:

Tropixel
However looking at this Web Developer, there is no domain registration or renewal pages, allowing clients to renew a domain. Since TPP Wholesale is being used, the known standard for partner portals is partner.partnerconsole.net
Step3: Looking up Renewal Portal
In our case the hopeful tropixel.partnerconsole.net didn’t work. This means the name was something different before. So time to deep dive.
looking up who owns tropixel.com.au:
whois tropixel.com.au
Domain Name:                     tropixel.com.au
Last Modified:                   16-May-2015 13:45:18 UTC
Status:                          ok
Registrar Name:                  TPP Internet
Registrant:                      STOTZ, FLORIAN NDUNGU
Registrant ID:                   ABN 31060221239
Eligibility Type:                Sole Trader
Registrant Contact ID:           TPP142225-R
Registrant Contact Name:         Florian Stotz
Registrant Contact Email:        Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs
Tech Contact ID:                 TPP532235-C
Tech Contact Name:               Florian Stotz
Tech Contact Email:              Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs
Name Server:                     jim.ns.cloudflare.com
Name Server:                     chin.ns.cloudflare.com
DNSSEC:                          unsigned

How about we google “Florian Stotz”. Aha Linked in page “https://www.linkedin.com/in/florianstotz” We see this person past was using the name “eDesign International

Trying https://edesign.partnerconsole.net worked!

Step 4: Contact the reseller, etc.

References:

To get the email addresses of the domain name contact use:

http://whois.ausregistry.com.au/whois/whois_local.jsp?tab=0

Make sure the email address of a domain is not the same as the domain itself. Otherwise if the domain has issues, email and alerts that there is an issue will also fail.

 

 

 

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