newb question again sorry. when you search nominet for info on a .co.uk you get a contact name for the domain, but not when you search verisign for a .com. how do you find contact details for a .com? I undertand that it can be a big mistake in some cases to contact owners of a domain, lifting your head above the parapet as it were, to tell them you may have something of interest to them, so i'll no doubt be asking advice on that before i do so, but for now, how do you find .com contact details in the 1st place? Mendis ps, offtopic, is the emote Mr green ie :mrgreen: meant to mean green with envy or green as in clueless?