Who is a Domain Registrant?
A domain Registrant, also known as a domain owner, is an individual or organization that has registered and legally owns a specific domain name. The domain Registrant is the entity that has the right to use and control the domain name for a specified period of time, typically through a contract with a domain Registrar.
When registering a domain name, the domain Registrant provides their contact information, including their name, address, phone number, and email address, to the domain Registrar. This information is stored in the domain name system (DNS) and is fully or partially accessible through a WHOIS lookup, which is a database containing information about registered domain names.
The domain Registrant has certain responsibilities and rights associated with their domain name.
This includes the ability to:
- configure the domain's DNS settings
- associate the domain with a website or email service
- manage domain name renewal and expiration.
The domain Registrants are responsible for:
- adhering to the terms and conditions of the domain Registrar and relevant domain name registration policies, such as those set by ICANN, the organization that oversees domain name registrations globally.
- keeping their contact information up-to-date with their domain Registrar to ensure that they receive important notifications related to their domain name registration, such as renewal reminders or updates about changes to registration policies.