Domain name registrar

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A domain name registrar is an organization or a company that registrations of Internet domains performs.

Depending on the top-level domain, the registrar is accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) or a Domain Name Registry . He thus acts as an agent for the services of a registry and acts as the sole contractual partner for end customers ( registrants ), in particular also taking on the billing of the costs for a domain. Occasionally, a registry also operates a registrar itself, usually in the form of a subsidiary such as SWITCH or CORE . Usually, however, a registrar is an Internet service provider who also sells other services such as web hosting in a package with domains.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Information for Registrars and Registrants. ICANN, accessed on August 7, 2013 .