Domain Name (URL) Management

What is a Domain Name Registrar and why it matters?

Domain Name Registrars gather your domain name registration information and officially registers it (reserves) in the Central Registry Database. They vary in services, supports, prices (as noted above), terms, and more. An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN ), an accredited registrar, becomes your designated registrar, and only the designated registrar can change or delete information about the domain name in the central registry database. ICANN manages the central registry database.

Here is a list of ICANN-Accredited Registrars.

When registering a domain name, it is very important that you be the Registrant.


If you plan on asking your website developer to purchase the Domain Name for you, it is critically important that you have them use:

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • Your credit card