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    Is there a way to find out who hosts a site?

    I have a client who has an old page created by a developer who is unreachable. He has no idea who currently hosts the site. Is there a way to find this out, or a way to redirect the DNS from another point?

    Thanks

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    I've tracked down the ip and even the name server, but not sure where to go from there.

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    If you did a whois on the nameserver, I'm pretty sure that's going to be owned by the hosting company. Also, if you're just trying to set up a new host, you may not care what the current host is - you'd just point the domain name at the nameservers that belong to the new host.

    Dave

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    Thanks Dave. I've done a whois and got the info from there. I believe the host is the developer. The phone has been disconnected and there is no response to emails. I'm surprised the site is still up at all.

    Is there any way I can redirect the page to another url while we get the dns changed? I can't access the .htaccess file to do a redirect.

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    If you have ftp access to change the site's pages, you could put:
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    <meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0;URL=http://www.newsite.com">
    in the <head> section of the index file.

    Dave

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    You can also done 301 redirects from Google webmaster tool. If you have access to your webmaster account with which you prove your website ownership.

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