See who is hosting a website

To see who is hosting a website (e.g., you will need the IP address of the website and the WHOIS record for that IP address. You can obtain both from the command-line.

Obtain the IP address for

# Ping the website
# Alternatively, use traceroute and note the last IP address

For me, the command returned the IP address Now, look up the WHOIS record for the IP address to see who owns it:

# Look up the WHOIS record

Here is the record I got from WHOIS for netflix:

OrgName:        Amazon Technologies Inc.
OrgId:          AT-88-Z
Address:        410 Terry Ave N.
City:           Seattle
StateProv:      WA
PostalCode:     98109
Country:        US

So, at the time of writing, it seems that was hosted by Amazon.

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