I found out that I was the proud owner of a website today. The trouble is, I have never heard of the site, and have absolutely nothing to do with it.
I found out that I am listed by WHOIS as being the administrator of a site called www.travel-getaways.com. The way that I found out is that I was contacted by the owner of another website, asking me to stop pulling content from his site and putting it on www.travel-getaways.com. He had done a WHOIS lookup and had found I was listed as the administrator, so contacted me to very politely ask me to stop nicking his content.
I did a WHOIS lookup, and found I was indeed listed as the administrator, and that the contact address was my work address. I found that the registrar was GoDaddy.com, so rang their support line.
"Could I have your customer number please sir?" said the courteous member of GoDaddy's support staff.
"Well, that's just the problem," I said. "I don't have one."
I was asked to write an email explaining the situation, so am waiting to hear back about the next stage.