The registrar is the organization responsible for reserving domain names and assigning unique IP addresses to them. You pay a monthly or yearly fee to register your desired website name so that no one else can use it. Trusted domain registrars are accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a private organization tasked in managing and allocating the Domain Name System (DNS).

If a domain name is like a home address, then a domain registrar is like the land registry office – it’s where we go to log our website and claim it as our own.

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