All the internet domain names are managed by the domain name registrar organizations in the market. In other words, for purchasing a domain name, you need to take help from a domain registrar organization. “Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers” (ICANN) is responsible for managing the entire domain name structure. It is a non-profit organization. Every domain name registrar needs approval of ICANN. All domain name registrar organizations needs to adhere the agreement (Registrar Accreditation Agreement) developed by ICANN. The RAA is known for developing a range of responsibilities in favor of the registrars to follow such as, WHOIS data maintenance, data submission to the registries, make sure that the details of domain name registrants are pledged, solving all the public queries and following all the conditions, which are imperative during the domain registration process.
Domain name registrars are known for playing the role of a middle man among registrants and registry operators. Both the domain name registrant and domain name registrar are deemed as a web address manager. By following the guidelines provided by ICANN, they make the domain name available on the net.
However, there are some domain registration services in the market, which are not approved by ICANN. This kind of service providers are considered as resellers. All the resellers are works as a middle man between registry operator along with registrar and registrant. One should know the differences between a reseller and a registrar while taking services.
Besides domain name registration, domain registrars are also known for providing several kinds of services such as hosting the web. Web hosting and web addresses are considered as differ services, which is imperative to understand for a user. While choosing a registrar, you should check the hosting availability.