Domain names and registrars

A domain name registrar is a company that manages the registration of domain names for websites on the internet. When you want to create a website, you need to choose a domain name, which is the unique name that people will use to access your website.

To register a domain name, you typically need to use a domain name registrar. The registrar is responsible for checking if the domain name you want is available, and if it is, they will register it for you in the global domain name registry. This registry is a massive database that keeps track of all the domain names on the internet and their corresponding IP addresses.

Once your domain name is registered, you can use it to create a website or other online services. You can also use the registrar to manage your domain name, such as updating your contact information, renewing your registration, and transferring your domain name to a different registrar.

Some examples of domain name registrars include GoDaddy, Namecheap, and Google Domains. Each registrar has its own pricing, features, and user interface, so it's important to do your research and choose one that meets your needs.