Registrar is an internationally applicable term in the world of domains and refers to a company (mostly an Internet service provider) that performs the registration of Internet domains. Depending on the top-level domain, the registrar is accredited by ICANN or a domain name registry such as nic.at.
Registrars at nic.at
There are a number of Internet service providers with whom nic.at has a special cooperation contract - the so-called registrar contract. Registrars are subject to a certain degree of quality control and are authorised to make certain changes without the domain holder's confirmation, but are also liable for errors. However, being a registrar is not a prerequisite for being able to register .at domains.
You can find an overview of all registrars in the .at partnerfinder.
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Internet Service Providers that conclude a special cooperation contract (registrar contract) with nic.at on domain administration are referred to as registrars. They are subject to a certain degree of quality control and may arrange for certain changes without submitting the domain holder's confirmation, but are also liable for errors. However, being a registrar is not a prerequisite for being able to register .at domains.
You can find an overview of all registrars in the .at-Partnerfinder.
nic.at is the only delegating body (registry) for .at domains in the world. We do not offer any technical services, which means that only the domain name can be registered at nic.at. nic.at does not offer any of the other services you may wish to arrange for a domain, such as e-mail, hosting, installation of the website and other services.
Internet service providers are responsible for providing these. An Internet service provider offers technical services, such as setting up e-mail addresses with your domain extension, name servers, web space, etc.
There is number of Internet service providers with which nic.at has a special cooperation contract for domain administration. These Internet service providers are called registrars or .at partners. They are subject to a certain degree of quality control and can perform transactions automatically. This means that registrars are authorised to make certain changes without being required to submit the domain holder's confirmation, but are also liable for errors. However, being a registrar is not a prerequisite for being able to register .at domains.
Many Internet service providers are so-called resellers. Internet service providers who have a contract with one of our .at partners (registrars) and can therefore work via our partner's system are referred to as resellers. Resellers do not appear in the nic.at system or in the registrar display, instead, only the registrar with whom the reseller has concluded a contract appears. If there is confusion about the presentation of resellers and registrars in your contractual relationship, please contact your Internet service provider with whom you concluded your contract.
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Concluding a registrar contract and administrating at least one .at domain are prerequisites for acceptance to the registrar system. On request, the nic.at registrar team (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to send you the contract documents and inform you about all the documents to be supplied.
Technical communication and order processing are carried out by EPP or the nic.at registrar web. The special registrar price will be granted immediately upon conclusion of the contract. Additionally, minimum monthly sales of EUR 180 shall be due.
As nic.at registrar, you are authorised to perform certain data changes, without being required to submit a confirmation by the domain holder to nic.at directly - your requests can be processed automatically (and thus more quickly). You will be granted a special registrar price, provided special support by the registrar team as well as access to the registrar web and will be listed on the nic.at website in the .at-Partnerfinder as an official nic.at partner.
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