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What is a domain name owner, registrant and registrar

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

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

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

What services does a registrar provide?

  • The registrar determines the price for registering, renewing, transferring and recovering (renewal after expiry) of your domain names.
  • The DNS settings and (owner’s) details of the domain name. Often the registrar will offer a control panel where the user can directly change these settings.
  • Register.be also offers extras such as support, a free mailbox, free web forwarding, mail forwarding … Things you have to pay for with other providers.

Why should I transfer my domain to Register.be?

  • Better support, more (free) extras, a better price …
  • Transfer all your domain names to the same registrar to make managing them more simple.
  • Transfer your domain name and hosting under the same provider and setting them up to work with each other will be easier and you will get better support.

Read more about how to transfer a domain name

Updated on 27 February 2020

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