How to Check if You Own Your Domain
Think your website is yours? Think again. If you weren’t the one to register it, you are just renting space on someone else’s domain. And if you are paying for SEO services to build “your” website – you are really just building their business, not yours. This is the real estate equivalent of paying for a kitchen remodel on your rental apartment. And expect your landlord to up your rent.
Use WHOis.net to look up who controls your websites domain. Simply type your domain into the search box on WHOis and see what the results are. Here’s an example of a California law firm, whose blog domain is actually owned by Findlaw.
You can see in the WHOis results – the domain is actually owned by West Group (Findlaw) out of Eagan Minnesota . . .