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What is the difference between a registry and registrar and registrant

Registry Registrar and Registrant definition

The registration process passes through three different roles. The registry, registrar, and registrant, to clarify we are going to define each role and how they work with one another.

  • Registry: A domain name registry is an organization that manages top-level domain names. In addition it creates domain name extensions TLD. Also it sets the rules for that domain name and what the features for this TLD. And it works with registrars to sell domain names to the public.
    For expample : VeriSign manages the registration of .com domain names and their domain name system (DNS).
  • Registrar: The registrar is a delegate organization, like STS Host and Tech INC. It has the ability to sells domain names for clients. Whereas some Registrars can sell top level domain names (TLDs) like .com, .net, and .org. Or country code top level domain names (ccTLDs) such as .ca, and .eu.
  • Registrant: A registrant is a person or a company that orders and it registers a domain name. Registrants have the ability to manage their domain name’s settings by their registrar (STS Host and Tech INC).
    The registrar sends the information to the registry when any changes are made to the domain by registrant. Like (contact information0 and/or DNS , Nameserver ,Lock domain ). To be updated and saved in the registry’s database. So when you order and register a domain name, you become a registrant.

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