Information for Domain Name Registrants
What is a Registrant?
A domain name registrant is an individual or entity who registers a domain name. Upon registration of a domain name, a registrant enters into a contract with a registrar. The contract describes the terms under which the registrar agrees to register and maintain the requested name. After registration, registrants manage their domain name settings through their registrar.
As a domain name registrant, you have certain rights and responsibilities. Your rights include access to information from your registrar regarding processes for registering, managing, transferring, renewing, and restoring your domain name registration.
- Click here to use ICANN's Lookup Tool to find your registrar.
- If you have suggestions, or would like to submit an inquiry, please contact ICANN's Global Support Center.
- Contractual Compliance complaints can be submitted here.
The ICANN Registrant Program team has developed a number of informational series that aim to help educate registrants about their rights and responsibilities, the domain name ecosystem, how to navigate it, and the ICANN policies that impact them.
Sign up for the free ICANN Learn course: Registrant Basics: Essentials for Domain Name Holders
What You Need to Know
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Registration and Management of Domain Names
Important Tips to Help Keep Your Domain Name Secure