info The difference between domain registry, registrar, and registrant

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amplify

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These three words are commonly used in domain name investing and can be confusing in the beginning.

The registry manages top-level domains and delegates who have the ability to create new domains. The easiest way of remembering this is that the registry is behind the string right of the dot. The registry is Verisign if "com" follows while it's Donuts if it's "ninja".

The registrar allows users to create new domain names by connecting and communicating with the registry. At times, the registrar may be owned by the same company as the registry as they can collect fees on both ends.

A registrant is you, the person that registers or possesses a domain name at any registrar.
 

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Hi,
The Registry and The Registrar are sometimes confusing for new learners.
Thanks for your share.
 

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@amplify Would it be like Nike is the registry, the retailers (Foot Locker, Dicks Sporting Good, Macy's, ect) are the registrar's, and the "kids" that buy Jordan's are the registrants?
 

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@amplify Would it be like Nike is the registry, the retailers (Foot Locker, Dicks Sporting Good, Macy's, ect) are the registrar's, and the "kids" that buy Jordan's are the registrants?
Good analogy to remember it. :)
 
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