You want to contact the guy (or girl, or guys) behind a website. Maybe it’s for a link placement request, a link removal request, an inquiry about advertising on the website, or to JV on a new project. Sometimes it’s easy. You just need to go to the website’s “Contact Us” section. If they don’t have one, you can try to find their Whois information. Sometimes this doesn’t work. You get a horrible “DomainsByProxy” listed as contact info. That’s when the webmaster has decided to make his contact information private to keep spammers away. The thing is, it keeps you away as well!
This article gives you 6 other ways that can help you get the contact information you are after; so read away!
1. Whois History
I’m talking about the Whois History tool offered by DomainTools.com. It’s basically like any other Whois finder, except that this tool gives you an actual history of the Whois.
This comes in handy when a website’s owner registers his domain “normally”, but then makes it private at a later date. It will show up in that tool.
BuzzStream gathers every contact detail in one place. Whois information, email address, phone number, web contact forms, associated Twitter IDs, Facebook, Google Plus accounts, Pinterest, actual address, etc.
It’s especially useful if you are just gathering the information of multiple websites for later use.
This one makes me feel like Batman. If you are not into DC Comics, maybe Detective Conan or Sherlock Holmes will resonate more. Anyway, the point is, I feel like a real detective! Why? Because this tool scouts the web for footprints to link several websites together – this makes it easier for you to find a webmaster’s contact information.
So, what kind of footprints does it scout for? Analytics ID, AdSense ID, IP address, nameservers. If 1 AdSense ID is used on multiple websites, this tool will show you just that. You can probably find the contact info of the webmaster on on of his other website (where maybe he has a Contact page or where his Whois info is not hidden).