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I've got a friend who has been completely abandoned by his previous website guy. Yes, the guy was cut rate, and yes, you get what you pay for.
Anyway, he has asked me to help him untangle all that has been done. Starting now, he wants to know who is actually hosting his website. He knows for sure that the site is registered through GoDaddy, and he previously had the domain hosted there as well. He even prepaid his hosting contract through August 2011 I believe.
Now he's receiving hosting bills from 2 other companies as well (I don't know the names of the other 2 companies at this time). He THINKS that the programmer (who has dropped off the face of the earth) had moved it somewhere, but he doesn't know where it was moved.
Is there any way to tell from a WhoIs or some other method where the site is being hosted? Whois reports 1 IP address, traceroute reports a different IP address.
I'm more than a little outside my comfort zone. Any help or pointers would be much appreciated.