If I have an IP address, is there a way to find the web hosting service that this IP address belongs to?

I tried using whois and traceroute but no luck so far.

The case is that my friend bought a domain and storage several years ago and he can't remember where he bought the storage from.

  • Why is the whois information not the one you are looking for ?
    – Dominik
    Commented Feb 23, 2010 at 14:19
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    because for some reason whois did not give me any information regarding the company.
    – ufk
    Commented Feb 25, 2010 at 14:07

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You can try querying the ripe database http://www.db.ripe.net/whois

  • That will pretty much always work. Commented Feb 23, 2010 at 15:13

Or try http://www.whoishostingthis.com/


You can also check on robtex for a lot of information.


dnsstuff.com and do the free "IP information" tool, you'll be able to see the physical proximity of the IP. It will also give you rev dns, ans name, country, among other bits of information that would be helpful. Lots of clues to help you out.

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