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Registry, Registrar …

Registry, Registry Service provider, Registar, Reseller, Registrant

It is really just a supply chain:

  • Registry – In the ‘manufacturer’ of the resource, domain names (for example dotgay LLC if successful)
    • Registry Service Providers – Providers services to help the Registry create and manage domain names
  • Registrar – A wholesaler of domain names who often leases  names retail online
    • Reseller – a retailer of domain  who gets names from a registrar
    • Proxy and Privacy serves – providers of services provided by registrars
  • Registrant – the one who ‘owns’ or rather leases the domain name

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