Tech how to validate a website/company?

ILuvShopping

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Jun 4, 2007
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Iowa
How do you tell if a company/website is legit??
i've seen posts of some places where they say "well the ip address is ____ and says it's from ____ but the website says it's from this city"

specially i'm looking at websites that sell tickets. i've checked on bbb and it doesn't even come up, but it has a facebook page with quite a bit of fans. it says where they're located, says you can call to order tickets (as does their website) but i can't find any websites that give reviews...or complaints... how can you tell if these sites are legit?
 

Echoes

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Aug 8, 2008
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Well, they've been on the web since '97 and look to be registered through 2019; based in New York with what looks like a valid phone number. It's also on a 'dedicated server' which is a sign of a business.

This is where I ran it: http://whois.domaintools.com/allshows.com


Registrar History:
2 registrars
NS History:
6 changes on 6 unique name servers over 4 years.
IP History:
10 changes on 6 unique name servers over 5 years.
Whois History:
93 records have been archived since 2004-02-03 .
Dedicated Hosting:
allshows.com is hosted on a dedicated server.

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Registrant:
Aric Bittker
Aric Bittker
po box 83
Bedford, NY 10506
US
Phone: +1.9143218825
Email:

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: www.register.com

Domain Name: allshows.com
Created on..............: 1997-03-04
Expires on..............: 2019-03-05

Administrative Contact:
Aric Bittker
Aric Bittker
po box 83
Bedford, NY 10506
US
Phone: 914-321-8825
Email:

Technical Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
US
Phone: 1-902-7492701
Email:

DNS Servers:
ns4.ticketbrokersystems.com
ns3.ticketbrokersystems.com
ns1.ticketbrokersystems.com
ns5.ticketbrokersystems.com
ns2.ticketbrokersystems.com
I can't verify that it is a legitimate business and will give you perfect service with no problems, but I don't see any glaring red flags.
 

ILuvShopping

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Jun 4, 2007
23,822
3
Iowa
thank you very much. i noticed on their facebook page that they openly share their physical address so that made me feel better. tried to find them on BBB but nothing popped up, however when i searched for stubhub on bbb they showed up.