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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 organisations 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) that the registry manages.

A registry operator is an organisation 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:

Registry Terms of Service
.CLUB DOMAINS, LLC View Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .club
Registry Terms of Service
.CO Internet S.A.S. View Google Domains Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .co
Registry Terms of Service
Afilias Limited View Google Domains Terms of Service
View terms of service for Afilias domains
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .info
Registry Terms of Service
Donuts View Google Domains Terms of Service
View terms of service for Donuts domains
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .academy, .accountants, .agency, .associates, .bike, .boutique, .builders, .business, .cab, .camera, .camp, .capital, .cards, .care, .careers, .catering, .center, .cheap, .church, .city, .cleaning, .clinic, .clothing, .coach, .codes, .coffee, .community, .company, .computer, .condos, .construction, .contractors, .cool, .credit, .cruises, .dating, .delivery, .dental, .diamonds, .digital, .direct, .directory, .discount, .domains, .education, .email, .energy, .engineering, .enterprises, .equipment, .estate, .events, .exchange, .expert, .exposed, .farm, .fish, .fitness, .flights, .florist, .football, .foundation, .fund, .furniture, .gallery, .gifts, .glass, .graphics, .gratis, .gripe, .guide, .guru, .healthcare, .holdings, .holiday, .house, .immo, .industries, .institute, .insure, .international, .investments, .kitchen, .land, .lease, .legal, .life, .lighting, .limited, .limo, .maison, .management, .media, .memorial, .network, .partners, .parts, .photography, .photos, .pictures, .pizza, .place, .plumbing, .productions, .properties, .recipes, .rentals, .repair, .report, .restaurant, .sarl, .schule, .services, .shoes, .singles, .solar, .solutions, .supplies, .supply, .support, .surgery, .systems, .technology, .tienda, .tips, .tires, .today, .tools, .town, .toys, .training, .university, .vacations, .ventures, .viajes, .villas, .vision, .voyage, .watch, .works, .world, .zone
Registry Terms of Service
eNIC Cocos (Keeling)
Islands Pty. Ltd.
d/b/a Island Internet
Services
View Google Domains Terms of Service
View terms of service for .CC domains
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .cc
Registry Terms of Service
Google Registry View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .how, .soy
  •  
Registry Terms of Service
Government of
Montenegro
View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .me
  •  
Registry Terms of Service
INRegistry View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .co.in
Registry Terms of Service
IO Top Level Domain
Registry Cable and
Wireless
View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .io
Registry Terms of Service
Micronesia Investment
and Development
Corporation
View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .pw
Registry Terms of Service
National Internet
Exchange of India
View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .in
Registry Terms of Service
NeuStar. Inc. View Google Domains Terms of Service
View terms of service for NeuStar domains
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .biz, .us
Registry Terms of Service
New Cypress, LLC View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .reisen
Registry Terms of Service
NZ Registry Services View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .co.nz
Registry Terms of Service
Public Interest
Registry (PIR)
View Google Domains Terms of Service
View terms of service for PIR domains
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .org
Registry Terms of Service
Rightside View Terms of Service
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .actor, .consulting, .dance, .democrat, .futbol, .haus, .immobilien, .kaufen, .moda, .ninja, .pub, .republican, .reviews, .social
Registry Terms of Service
Verisign View Google Domains Terms of Service
View terms of service for Verisign domains
Domain endings (TLDs)
  • .com, .net
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