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[[ICANN]] Accredited Registrars
A registrar is the company that has a direct relationship with the domain name registries and is authorized to sell domain names to [[Registrant]]s. Registrars become accredited via an
process in which they meet both business and technical requirements.
Registrar: A Registrar that has been certified as meeting certain minimal criteria to act as a Registrar for a specific [[TLD]]. This term is almost solely used when referring to
that have been certified by [[ICANN]]. [[CCTLD|ccTLD]] [[Registries]] also accredit registrars, and though they may use differing terms, the concepts are largely the same.
* Sponsoring Registrar: The Registrar responsible for the submission of the domain name to the Registry.
* Registrar Operator: A term used to denote the entity providing the technical services to a Registrar in support of their registration services. Also referred to as a registrar Outsourcer" or "Registrar Provider"
== External Links ==
[http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/registrars/index.html GNSO Registrars' Constituency Mailing List]
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