Benefits And Responsibilities of A Domain Registrant
These lines perfectly sum up the thing I am going to discuss in this article.
“With great power comes great responsibilities”
When you buy any domain for your blog, you don’t just get a platform for the display of your thoughts and works but you also get a baggage of benefits and responsibilities along with it.
A domain gives you many fruitful benefits but on the other hand, some heavy responsibilities await for you.
So before going deep in context with the hefty responsibilities, let us first give you an eye candy of all the rights you can avail with your domain.
(Note: A person who is the owner of the domain is termed as “registrant”)
Benefits of a registrant:
1). Your domain name must be subject to a Registration Agreement with an ICANN Accredited Registrar.You are entitled to review this Registration Agreement at any time and download a copy for your records.
2). You will enjoy the benefit of accessing information about the identity of your registrar (accredited to ICANN), the identity of any proxy provider if it is affiliated to your registrar, Registrar’s terms and conditions along with the pricing and everything.
3). You will be enjoying the naked benefit of raising complaints and getting resolutions with your registrar if there comes any glitch in the near future. Your registrar will be liable for any hassle.
4). You will be able to manage, transfer, renew or restore your domain once you have bought it .
5). “Transparency” will be maintained throughout between you and your registrar. You shall not be subjected to any malpractice such as deceptive notices, hidden fees, and any practices that are illegal under the consumer protection law of your residence.
Seems all shiny like pure gold, right? But do remember even the best quality gold needs some care so that its shine gets maintained.
And same is the case here as well, with such benefits there are several responsibilities which you would be liable to adhere to.
Responsibilities of a registrant:
1). You must comply with the terms and conditions posted by your Registrar, including applicable policies from your Registrar, the Registry, and ICANN.
2). A review of your registrar’s current registration agreement is mandatory.
3). You must provide accurate information for publication in directories such as WHOIS, and promptly update this to reflect any changes.
4). You must respond to inquiries from your Registrar within fifteen (15) days, and keep your Registrar account data current.
5). You should keep your payment information current if you wish to have your domain name registration get renew automatically post its termination period.
At last, i would rest my case saying that a domain is a “seed” if you nurture it by fulfilling your responsibilities it is sure to blossom in a big giant tree to give you the sweetest “Fruits”.