What is the difference between registry, registrar and registrant?

There are three different roles that participate in the domain name registration process: The registry, registrar, and registrant. The following are explanation about each role and how they work with one another:

Registry: A domain name registry is an organization that manages top-level domain names. They create domain name extensions, set the rules for that domain name, and work with registrars to sell domain names to the public. For example, Kenic manages the registration of .com domain names and their domain name system (DNS).

Registrar: The registrar is an accredited organization, like Softlink Options Ltd, that sells domain names to the public. Some have the ability to sell top-level domain names (TLDs) like .com, .net, .biz and .org or country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs) such as .ke and .us.

.KE domain Registrar is a body or an individual accredited by KeNIC to sell or resell .KE domains to the public whereas a .KE Registrant is the final purchaser and user of the .KE domain.

Registrant: A registrant is the person or company who registers a domain name. Registrants can manage their domain name’s settings through their registrar. When changes are made to the domain, their registrar will send the information to the registry to be updated and saved in the registry’s database. When you register a domain name, you become a registrant!

Register a domain name today, to become a registrant!

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