This is a tricky question. Everybody knows who owns 1-800-Flowers. But what if a company wants to acquire a specific toll free number that is not currently in the SMS/800 spare pool? How can they find the current owner to start a possible conversation?
The first option is research. Start with Google or another search engine, and see if you can find the company via their advertising. Sometimes you can find the number because it is listed with a directory listing service. Another way to go is call the number directly and see what you can find.
Active toll free numbers are stored in SMS/800 and associated with a RespOrg. One way to see the current RespOrg for a specific toll number is to visit our http://800forall.com site. As part of 800forall we have provided a free service called “Who Owns This Number”. Enter the number at the top of the screen, hit the “Who Owns This Number” button, and we will return the RespOrg and contact number for the RespOrg.