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Registries manage the sale of all domains for the domain endings (top-level domain or TLD) they own. You can think of a registry as the wholesale and the registrar (Google Domains) as the retail. Customers, individuals, businesses, and organizations buy domain names from the registrar, and the registrar registers the domain names it sells with the registry.

Each registries manages the administrative data for the domains and subdomains under its authority, including the zone files that contain the addresses of the name servers for each domain. Each registry maintains a database that contains registrant information for the second-level domains (google.com, example.com) beneath the top-level domains (.com) the registry manages.

A registry operator is an organization that maintains the administrative data for one or more top-level or lower-level domains. For example, VeriSign is responsible for several top-level domains, including the .com, .net, and .name domains. A registry operator is given authority for a domain through ICANN.

Some registries have specific Terms of Service documents for the domains they sell. These spell out the rights, responsibilities, and requirements for registrants (customers), registrars, and the registry. When you purchase a domain name, you must agree to these terms of service. See the table below for a list of registries, the TLDs they manage, and the Terms of Service for each registry:

.CLUB Domains LLC

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .club

.nz Registry Services (NZRS)

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .co.nz

.PW registry

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .pw

Afilias

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .info

doMEn

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .me

Donuts

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .academy, .accountants, .agency, .apartments, .associates, .bargains, .bike, .boutique, .builders, .business, .cab, .cafe, .camera, .camp, .capital, .cards, .care, .careers, .cash, .catering, .center, .chat, .cheap, .church, .city, .claims, .cleaning, .clinic, .clothing, .coach, .codes, .coffee, .community, .company, .computer, .condos, .construction, .contractors, .cool, .coupons, .credit, .cruises, .dating, .deals, .delivery, .dental, .diamonds, .digital, .direct, .directory, .discount, .dog, .domains, .education, .email, .energy, .engineering, .enterprises, .equipment, .estate, .events, .exchange, .expert, .exposed, .express, .farm, .finance, .financial, .fish, .fitness, .flights, .florist, .football, .foundation, .fund, .furniture, .fyi, .gallery, .gifts, .glass, .gold, .golf, .graphics, .gratis, .gripe, .guide, .guru, .healthcare, .hockey, .holdings, .holiday, .house, .immo, .industries, .institute, .insure, .international, .investments, .jewelry, .kitchen, .land, .lease, .legal, .life, .lighting, .limited, .limo, .maison, .management, .marketing, .mba, .media, .memorial, .money, .movie, .network, .partners, .parts, .photography, .photos, .pictures, .pizza, .place, .plumbing, .plus, .productions, .properties, .recipes, .reisen, .rentals, .repair, .report, .restaurant, .run, .sarl, .school, .schule, .services, .shoes, .show, .singles, .soccer, .solar, .solutions, .style, .supplies, .supply, .support, .surgery, .systems, .taxi, .team, .technology, .tennis, .theater, .tienda, .tips, .tires, .today, .tools, .tours, .town, .toys, .training, .university, .vacations, .ventures, .viajes, .villas, .vision, .voyage, .watch, .works, .world, .zone

Google Registry

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .how, .soy

INRegistry

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .co.in, .in

Neustar

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .biz, .co, .us

Nic.io

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .io

Nominet UK

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .co.uk

Public Interest Registry

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .org

Radix FZC

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .online, .site, .store, .tech

Rightside Group, Ltd.

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .actor, .consulting, .dance, .democrat, .family, .futbol, .haus, .immobilien, .kaufen, .live, .market, .moda, .news, .ninja, .pub, .republican, .reviews, .social, .software, .studio

Top Level Design

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .design

Verisign

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
TLD-specific Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .cc, .com, .net
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