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I feel like the cause is most likely that there are just too many darn websites for a user to be willing to specify them all. Solving this would seem to require some global database of "all sites run by company X" that undergoes constant maintenance.

How far would the WHOIS records go toward providing that info?

Not sure... sounds to me like you'd at least need a cache of all WHOIS records in the world to be able to invert the mappings from an org to its domains.

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