Registry - Registrar - Registrant
A domain name registry is a database of all domain names and the associated registrant information in the top level domains of the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet that allow third party entities to request administrative control of a domain name. Most registries operate on the top-level and second-level of the DNS.
A registry operator, sometimes called a network information center (NIC) maintains all administrative data of the domain and generates a zone file which contains the addresses of the nameservers for each domain. Each registry is an organization that manages the registration of domain names within the domains for which it is responsible, controls the policies of domain name allocation, and technically operates its domain. It may also fulfill the function of a domain name registrar, or may delegate that function to other entities.
Domain names are managed under a hierarchy headed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which manages the top of the DNS tree by administrating the data in the root name servers.........
Top (Icann Era gTLD) Domain Name Registries:
= Donuts https://www.donuts.domains
= Uniregistry https://uniregistry.link
= Top Level Design https://toplevel.design
A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. A domain name registrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry and/or .........
A domain name registrant is the person or entity that holds the right to use a specific domain name. The registrant can either be a person or an organization who is the domain license holder, legally bound by the domain's terms-of-service agreements.....The domain name registrant is the legal owner of the domain name in the same essence that a person legally owns a car or real estate property....
Examples of (Icann Era gTLD) Domain Name Registrant's:
= Abc Corporation
= Joe Jones
= Mary Smith
Often times, a domain name registrant is a domainer - i.e. a domain name investor.
But Wait .......There's More!
A domain name marketplace is a website that specializes in domain names trading. Domain name marketplaces offers several services for domain name buyers and sellers. On these platforms, domain names are sold at flat prices or through auctioning....
Top (Icann Era gTLD) Domain Name Marketplaces:
= Uniregistry Market https://uniregistry.com/?market=1
= DomainNameSales https://domainnamesales.com
= Sedo https://sedo.com
= Godaddy Auctions https://auctions.godaddy.com
= DomainName.ForSale https://www.domainname.forsale