What is an owner, registrant and registrar of a domain name?

What is an owner, registrant and registrar of a domain name?

As an owner of a domain name you have the rights to that domain name. You can then use the domain name as a web address for your website and create e-mail addresses with it.

The owner is often also called the registrant or licensee, because you can never really own a domain name: you only reserve it for a certain period of time.

As a registrant you are free to register your domain name with any registrar, a domain name provider such as Register.eu.

What services does a registrar provide?

  • The registrar determines the price for registration, renewal, transfer and recovery (renewal after the expiration date) of your domain names.

  • The DNS settings and (owner) data of your domain name. Often the registrar will offer a control panel where the owner can change these settings directly.

  • Register.eu also offers extras such as support, a free mailbox, free webforwarding, mailforwarding ... Services you would have to pay for with other registrars.

Why should I transfer my domain?

  • Better support, more (free) extras, a better price...

  • To manage all your domain names with one and the same registrar to simplify management.

  • To have your domain name and hosting with the same provider so that they are perfectly aligned and the support runs smoothly.

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