There is a domain name I want to use for a new business I am starting. It is a perfect fit and I really have my heart set on getting it.
Only the .com of the name is registered, and I'm pretty sure the owner has forgotten about the domain. No changes have been made in 3 years, and the WHOIS information is a (almost funny) dead-end
- Listed email bounces
- Listed telephone goes to wrong number
- Listed mailing address physically no longer exists (I looked it up on Google streets, the nearby houses have been demolished and it looks like it's being turned into an apartment complex)
- Owner name is "D Smith" (do I have to call every D Smith in the region?)
My question: Is there any way to track down the owner of a domain besides the WHOIS record?