In this episode, we'll be discussing domain name registrars. We'll talk about what they are, how they work, and how to choose the best one for your needs.
What is a domain name registrar?
A domain name registrar is a company that registers and sells domain names. When you buy a domain name from a registrar, you're essentially renting it for a certain amount of time. The registrar is responsible for keeping track of who owns the domain name and making sure that it's properly pointed to your website.
How do domain name registrars work?
When you buy a domain name from a registrar, they'll add your name and contact information to a database called the Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS is a big list of all the domain names in the world and their corresponding IP addresses. When someone types your domain name into their browser, their computer will query the DNS to find the IP address of your website.
How to choose the best domain name registrar for you
There are a few factors to consider when choosing a domain name registrar. These include:
Price: Domain name registrars typically charge different prices for domain names. It's important to compare prices before you buy a domain name.
Features: Different registrars offer different features, such as free domain privacy, email forwarding, and DNSSEC. Make sure to choose a registrar that offers the features you need.
Customer support: If you have any problems with your domain name, you'll need to contact the registrar's customer support team. Make sure to choose a registrar with a good reputation for customer support.
Popular domain name registrars
Here are some of the most popular domain name registrars: