To find out who owns a webpage, go to:

In the SEARCH box, type the URL of the website without the addition of: http: or any special characters.
For example, the URL for the Merlin Foundation for Physic Freedom would normally appear as: http: Instead, you will write in the WHOIS Search Box the following:

The results from your search will contain something like this:

Your WHOIS Search Results

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Domain ID:D4318272-LROR
Domain Name:MERLIN.ORG
Created On:23-May-1997 04:00:00 UTC
Last Updated On:07-Jun-2006 19:22:20 UTC
Expiration Date:24-May-2008 04:00:00 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:TierraNet Inc. dba DomainDiscover (R86-LROR)
Registrant ID:TNTN-0000165360
Registrant Name:Hostmaster
Registrant Organization:Encelerate, LLC
Registrant Street1:P.O. Box 1050
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Registrant City:Chapel Hill
Registrant State/Province:NC
Registrant Postal Code:27514-1050
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.0000000000
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
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Admin ID:TNTN-0000165360
Admin Name:Hostmaster
Admin Organization:Encelerate, LLC
Admin Street1:P.O. Box 1050
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Chapel Hill
Admin State/Province:NC
Admin Postal Code:27514-1050
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.0000000000
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
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Tech ID:TNTN-0000165360
Tech Name:Hostmaster
Tech Organization:Encelerate, LLC
Tech Street1:P.O. Box 1050
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Tech City:Chapel Hill
Tech State/Province:NC
Tech Postal Code:27514-1050
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.0000000000
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Who links to a website?

To find out if a website contains information that might be useful for research or to tell if it contains information that might be used by others to promote ideas, to share content materials, or even to check for bias or prejudice, use the link or link back technique.

Using the Google SEARCH box, type in the following: link:

Then type the URL of the website that you want to "link back" to (or find out who links to the site). For example:

You will discover that some of the sites that link to this website include The Onion// (a comedy online newsletter that pokes fun at extreme websites or bogus websites).

There are several other programs and search engines that provide ways to check a website to see what is linked to it. Some of those include:


Alexa This site searches for websites that link to the page, provides information about the "traffic" for the page, and gives you a lot of information that you might find yourself.

Using the following websites listed below, choose one website and evaluate it using the Website Evaluation Rubric.

Council of Conservative Citizens

Institute for Historical Review

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Case Analysis of a Historic Killer Tornado