Domain Name Registrars

A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.

  • Tip #1

    Register your domain name(s) at a registrar you would prefer to best manage your domain names to avoid transferring between providers when you change hosting providers. In this case, you can avoid the hassle of transferring domain names between registrars which typically take 2-7 days depending on the registrar.

  • Tip #2

    A Central Registry is a company that maintains a database of all the domain name registrations for a top-level domain (often referred to as a TLD). They also store the DNS and Whois records for that TLD. An example of a TLD is .COM or .ME.
    A Domain Registrar is a company that has a direct connection with the central registry of a TLD.
    A Domain Reseller is a company or person that buys domains from a domain registrar or another domain reseller on behalf of their customers.
    Note - You can consider these three as the Parents, Children, and Cousins which is a better analogy to best describe them.