Finding the Legal Owner of a Website

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jimmy_huber
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If you come across a specific site that has unbelievable deals or just seems too good to be true with their prices, you can do a whois search on the website address and get the lowdown on the registrants. Find out who registered it, where it's registered, and how long it's been operational.

It's not a guaranteed way to tell if a supplier is legit but it can tell you if the company has been around for a while.

So far this is the best search I know of.
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Just enter the URL of the website in question and shazam! Info at your fingertips.


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evil-genius2099
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not sure if i'm allowed to post here, but i use Link hidden: Login to view

if you put the domain in at the end, it eliminates searching, but provides you with a lot of info

eg. Link hidden: Login to view

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kalibata
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30 Mar 07 08:28:06 pm
It's not helping.....just to see whether the supplier is legit or not....

I think the sellers here are more desperate and concern about what products and how much they are able to buy enough to make themselves profitable....

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direct-consumer
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13 Apr 07 12:58:46 am
It's not helping.....just to see whether the supplier is legit or not....

I think the sellers here are more desperate and concern about what products and how much they are able to buy enough to make themselves profitable....


Might be worth using. You get scammed once and you're going to have to do a lot of make up sales to recover. That's when you'll feel desperate.

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mana2006
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13 Apr 07 05:40:42 am
In order to make a profit you must hand over your funds. Why give away free money? It's worth the few extra minutes. It sucks getting scammed. Scammers depend on people that dislike researching. They claim prey to people looking for good prices and legit suppliers. I know we all want to find good sites with profitable goods. In some cases we will find those suppliers. Though once we find the site we must check on the suppliers before making a buy. Especially if we can't talk to them in person. Just my boring old two cents.

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heatherlisa01
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28 Apr 07 07:54:12 pm
Hi i am new to this and so far not having any luck. Has anyone tried Link hidden: Login to view? It has a min. $250.00 to join. They claim this is all of the eBay powersellers' source. Can anyone help please? I ran the company through bbb and there was a lot of complaints and they are not registered. But I really want to get started here. Thanks, Heather

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djw49
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23 May 07 11:08:43 pm
it is a well made site but definitely looks fake - no address or anything

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lazyboy
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? It has a min. $250.00 to join. They claim this is all of the eBay powersellers' source. Can anyone help please? I ran the company through bbb and there was a lot of complaints and they are not registered. But I really want to get started here. Thanks, Heather


Hi there.. If you are able to spend $250 for that site, I recommend you join worldwide brands instead. They look very pro and legit for the price. And I think they are the best site for wholesaler directory... (sorry SaleHoo, you are the best too. :)) I'm happy I had joined. It's opened more doors for me.

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chinawholesaler
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3 Aug 07 02:57:05 pm
whois information is not always true.

If you have registered a domain, you will know that you can input any whois information as you want.

How to know where is the business really based?

BBBonline, famous SSL seals, Truste seals can tell you the truth. They will verify the business owner's DBA, telephone bills, and sometimes they will call the wired phone number to verify all.

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agasssilovesme
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19 Aug 07 08:05:36 am
Hi there

Once you find out when and who registered site how do you know if it legitimate

thanks

Deb

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backalley
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9 Sep 07 12:15:27 am
Hi i am new to this and so far not having any luck. Has anyone tried simplx.com? It has a min. $250.00 to join. They claim this is all of the ebay powersellers source. Can anyone help please? I ran company through bbb and there was alot of complaints and they are not registered. But I really want to get started here. Thanks, Heather


My opinion of simplx.com is to Stay Away!! All they give you is a big list of retail sites like WalMart, Target, etc. You will pay the same as anyone else that can type Walmart.com into the computer and even pay sales tax on the purchase. When you click to go to the stores through the simplx site what you get is a percentage back from the purchase ex. at Walmart.com you would get 8% cash back, at another maybe 4% etc. This cash back goes into your acct. and they will send you a check after it adds up to $50 or more.
They also go by the name Link hidden: Login to view as well as a few others. All are run by the company, Simplex Technologies or something like that, out of Utah. It's maybe possible to make $ but very hard to sell products that anyone can buy off of Walmart etc. at just about the same price. I have dealt with them and have reported them to bbb. Just my 2 cents, Jack

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zsapphire
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24 Sep 07 06:41:40 am
worldwide brands is great - Chris is onto it however Salehoo is still ranked above them.

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pauline-lam2001
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23 Nov 07 08:51:46 am
I placed an order from Link hidden: Login to view on the 12th Nov, I sent them several emails to check the order status, which they said will be sent within 7 days, but they never got back to me. I am so worried, is there anyone here who has traded with them before? What should I do???

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dtdistribution
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8 Jan 08 02:20:05 am
worldwide brands is great - Chris is onto it however Salehoo is still ranked above them.



I wasn't aware there was a way to rank these folks. How do I find out. That would solve a lot of problems for me.
Thanks

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jimmy_huber
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8 Jan 08 03:03:15 am
Ratings are more based on professional review sites. Unfortunately I dont think you can really rate a wholesale list company on more then anything other then the size of thier database.

Most of the complaints we get are from people that either do not understand the market they are trying to sell in or just have no idea about the differences between Retail,wholesale, liquidations and dropshipping. Some call us fakes because they cannot find a certain supplier. This is mainly because they try to compare wholesale prices to ebay selling prices. When they find out the truth they think we tricked them.

The compliments we get come from members that have actually studied the forums and have learned the tricks of the trade and realize that the best way to make money online is to gain knowledge from the information in our forums. Many of those members not only create a new avenue of income, some actually make a full time living.


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joce-donald
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4 Aug 08 03:11:20 am
Hi i am new to this and so far not having any luck. Has anyone tried simplx.com? It has a min. $250.00 to join. They claim this is all of the ebay powersellers source. Can anyone help please? I ran company through bbb and there was alot of complaints and they are not registered. But I really want to get started here. Thanks, Heather

I got a free trial for a couple of days on simplx.com once. The price is the same as regular price. I wouldn't recommend it! :-(

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jd35648
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13 Aug 08 05:08:00 pm
My best resource for checking online biz so far is Link hidden: Login to view
They have a wayback option and you can see exactly how long they been on the net. And what their website looked like at that time.
All with all kind of other info like links in and so forth.


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fudjj
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13 Aug 08 10:33:48 pm
Hi i am new to this and so far not having any luck. Has anyone tried simplx.com? It has a min. $250.00 to join. They claim this is all of the ebay powersellers source. Can anyone help please? I ran company through bbb and there was alot of complaints and they are not registered. But I really want to get started here. Thanks, Heather


I'm a power seller, and I only sell second hand, nothing new unless it comes from my Auction House, so NO, not all power sellers use Simplix, in fact I would be shocked if many actually did!


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duey
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20 Oct 08 07:04:19 am
Hi,

Just a quick response to the 'who is it' and other searches.

I had been scammed before and since then I have looked at and received offers from companies that look legit but when I checked the legal owner of the website, guess what? Huge similarities, from contact emails, to phone numbers and to the legal owner of the website.

I have passed this on to another person who got scammed by the same company as me and she also used it and in the past 24 hours found the same thing on 3 other companies contacting her.

These companies were thru Tradekey. They are stealing the id's of legit companies and directing you to websites that look very professional and sometimes even using same address etc.

We think these are the same people and so far have posed as about 5 or 6 legit companies on Tradekey.

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wrocha
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8 Jul 09 08:59:37 pm
I need to know more info about this supplier Link hidden: Login to view
Are they any good or a scammer?

Thank you.

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fudjj
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8 Jul 09 09:40:58 pm
Are they any good or a scammer?


Drop Shipping company based in the USA I think, been around for a couple of years. I can't tell you what their prices are like, although being a drop shipper I would imagine them not being that great!

What sort of information are you looking for, maybe one of our members has had some experience with them.


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wrocha
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8 Jul 09 09:57:10 pm
Well I just need to know if they are real and not a scammer because I have signed up with them and I need to know before I do any business with them.

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fudjj
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8 Jul 09 10:16:09 pm
They have been around long enough not to be a scam, however just be aware of how they make their money....and that is from you!

It all sounds wonderful, fully integrated shop stocked with fantastic products, but you will be paying for that shop, and if you are not selling stock.......then you will be going backwards in a big hurry!

I don't know their fee structure, but companies like this will usually charge you an establishment fee (set-up fee), then a monthly charge on top.

Make sure you go in with your eyes wide open if you are going to use a platform like this, know what your fees are going to be. You have to balance that against how much traffic you will be able to generate to your shop to create sales.


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wychewes
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8 Jul 09 11:20:23 pm
Great points from Fudjj and I would also add that if you are entertaining going this route check that you can add your own products (as some won't let you) and also use something like Google Analytics and check their traffic numbers and also traffic numbers of people who have bought sites from them.

A lot of these sites are not cheap at all and they suggest you can place your own mark up on top of wholesale pricing but this is useless when their wholesale pricing to you is more expensive than others selling same on Ebay(regularly happens).

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sean-15
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19 Jan 10 02:49:10 am
Well I have to tell you that I own my own website and domain name but I have privacy on my domain name so it does not give out my personal infomation,because of scammers get that infomation. I pay extra for this privacy, All the website and domain owners should know this infomation. So all this checking on who really owns a domain or a website is not accurate at all

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