Frequently Asked Questions

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What does TLD mean?

TLD stands for top-level-domain and is the official term for the ending of domain names, for example: .com, .de, or .koeln.

What is ICANN?

The acronym ICANN stands for “Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers”. The ICANN is a non-profit organization, based in California, United States. The organization is responsible for a variety of policies and the technical work that is related to the Internet. More information you´ll find on their website

What is a Registry Operator?

The registry, or network information center (NIC) is an organization or company that is responsible for the administration of one or more top-level domains in the domain name system (DNS). In this position the organization or company is in charge of the operation of the name server, the management of the namespace and the operation of the Whois servers.

What is a Registrar?

A registrar is a company or organization that carries out the registration of domains for the end user. In this process the registrar acts as intermediary of the registry and is the contractual partner of the customer. In this role, the registrar is also responsible for the payment of the individual domains by the customer.

What are the benefits of the new top-level-domains?

The search for attractive domains has become more and more complicated. The new top-level domains will increase the overall domain offer, with the result that the search for attractive domains is facilitated. With the new top-level domains it is possible for your company to find a domain that fits perfectly to your product portfolio. With the unique domain-name it is possible to differentiate yourself from your competitors in the World Wide Web.