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An old client got in touch asking about GA access, but is isn't something we have and the company we believe has it isn't claiming ownership either.

Is there a way to contact Google to ask who the owner of a particular UA is? Or anyway to do it without Google?

I should mention, we don't want ownership, we just want to track down who has it and point the client in the right direction.

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If you have ftp access to the site you could claim ownership. – milo5b Aug 3 '12 at 9:56
also if you only want to see who is the owner, this service might help (not 100% reliable of course) spyonweb.com – milo5b Aug 3 '12 at 10:01
Thanks @milo5b but we don't want ownership, we just want to be able to pass on who does to the client. Also I presume claiming ownership would be like setting up a new GA account so historical stuff would get lost. Finally, we don't have FTP access. – Toby Aug 3 '12 at 10:02
Thanks again for the spyonweb.com suggestion, that is what we used to ascertain who we think is looking after it, but as I say they are saying they don't - we really need a canonical answer from somewhere official. – Toby Aug 3 '12 at 10:03

It's not a direct answer, but one way you might find out what other sites are on the same Analytics account is to use a reverse lookup. Assuming multiples(since this seems like a client situation, that could give you a hint who the owner is or at least a few other leads for people to contact and work your way back. ReverseInternet.com and eWhois will accept a UA number and tell you who else is also using it. So, for example, the Webmasters.SE UA number is "UA-5620270-24" Feed that to ReverseInternet, and these are the results.

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You can't get the information from Google. They state their policy about identifying the owner of a Google Analytics id here:

AnalyticsPro.Aruna said:

Unfortunately, due to account security issues, we're unable to disclose or add logins to Google Analytics accounts.

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Try emailing Google, look for the help/support section in Google Analytics. Another way would be having the client claim it and then it will show all the owners when your client logs in.

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