A domain registrar manages the reservation of domain names. When you purchase a domain name through a registrar, they allow you to perform the following administrative actions:
- Manage the contact information on the registration entry.
- Some registrars offer anonymous registration services.
- Manage the nameservers that your domain uses.
- Manage DNSSEC, which is a security feature for domains.
This document will explain how to identify your domain's registrar.
Identify your registrar
To identify your registrar, perform the following steps:
- In your web browser, navigate to InterNIC's website.
- Enter your domain name in the text box.
- Select Domain.
- Click Submit. A new page will appear that contains information about your domain at the registrar.
- The Registrar URL line contains your registrar's home page.
For example, the following image contains the registration information for the
The registrar for
cpanel.net is Tucows, and their website is
- If you do not remember your account or password, use your registrar's account and password recovery options.
- If the registrar says that you used one of their registrar resellers, check your billing records to find that company's website.
- If the search results return an anonymous or hidden entry, it will still return the name and URL of the registrar.
- Some hosting providers also provide domain registration services in their hosting packages. Ask your hosting provider for assistance.