It turns out that a mistake by the owners of StockTips.com may have revealed their identities. The StockTips.com registration is normally hidden by Moniker Privacy Services, but at the end of August it seems that the service wasn't running, revealing the apparent identity of the owner:
Registrant Name: Adrian Thomas
Registrant Organization: EuroVentures S.A.
Registrant Street: 10, Route de l'Aeroport
Registrant City: Geneva
Registrant State/Province: Geneva
Registrant Postal Code: 1215
Registrant Country: CH
Registrant Phone: +41.797459914
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: email@example.com
It turns out that I'd missed an older non-private entry in the WHOIS data too..
ADRIAN THOMAS firstname.lastname@example.org
Euro Ventures S.A.
10, Route de l'Aeroport
Word Trade Center
Using this information we can piece together a set of related domains:
A slightly different haircut and beard, but it is the same person on euroventures.com..
). But it's always good to see the sort of person who is giving you financial advice.. even if they don't want you to find out.