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  • thick record

    Registries satisfy their Registry Registration Data Directory Services (RDDS) obligations using different delivery services depending upon their contract terms. Thick registries maintain records of the registrant’s contact information and designated administrative and technical contact information, in addition to the sponsoring registrar, status of the registration, as well as creation and expiration dates for each registration.

    Examples of thick registries include .info and .biz.