The definition of registry is becoming fuzzy.
Two of the most commonly misused words in mainstream articles about domain names are registrar and registry. Many publications use one when it should be the other.
A registrar is the company where you register a domain name, such as GoDaddy or Name.com.
A registry is the company that manages the top level domain name.
So if you register a .com domain name at GoDaddy, GoDaddy is the registrar and Verisign is the registry for the domain name.
Now, most DNW readers are aware of this. But I’ve started to run into a conundrum with the release of new top level domain names. Click here to continue reading…