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'''A registrar''' has direct relationships with domain name [[Registry|registries]] and is authorized to sell domain names. In order to become a registrar one has to be accredited via an [[ICANN]] process<ref>[http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/domains/redelegation/redelegation-06.html Registrar Definition]</ref> in which they meet both business and technical requirements.
 
'''A registrar''' has direct relationships with domain name [[Registry|registries]] and is authorized to sell domain names. In order to become a registrar one has to be accredited via an [[ICANN]] process<ref>[http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/domains/redelegation/redelegation-06.html Registrar Definition]</ref> in which they meet both business and technical requirements.
  
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==Related Terms==
 
==Related Terms==

Revision as of 03:44, 27 February 2011

A registrar has direct relationships with domain name registries and is authorized to sell domain names. In order to become a registrar one has to be accredited via an ICANN process[1] in which they meet both business and technical requirements.

See registrar companies

Related Terms

  • Accredited 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 Registrars that have been certified by ICANN. 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"

Why become a registrar?

There are plenty of reasons to become a registrar. First of all, the main objective is to make profit by trading with domain names. Secondly, it is a great way to take advantage of the evolution of domain names and developing a successful business.

Moreover, the registrars are encouraged to stay in touch with the domain name registries regarding guidelines or any other problems that may occur. Besides selling domain names, the registrars also provide registration services. In this way, the registrar which is being designated for a specific domain names becomes a designated registrar.[2] Whenever the owner of a domain names needs any changes related to their account, the owner should contact the registrar. Changes to the domain name refer to: name server, advanced DNS records, domain name information, contact address, etc. The important thing to remember is that only the designated registrar can modify the domain name in the database of registries.

ICANN and Registrar

In order to become a registrar one should get accreditation from ICANN. Then, all registrars must pay a $40 fee along with a variable fee. There is rather tough competition among registrars so that the end-users have plenty of choices available with advantageous related services. [3]

In addition, ICANN has also defined the "Policy on Transfer of Registrations between Registrars" which applied in the case domain name transfer. The process of domain name transfer refers to the actions required when changing the designated registrar of a specific domain name. [4]

References

External Links

GNSO Registrars' Constituency Mailing List