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Domain Contacts Guide

This information is required by Robert Maxim to register and/or maintain an auto repair shop domain name for you. Below is an explanation of the terminology used in the domain registration process and the form entry fields. You may manage your own domain or you can allow us to manage it for you.

Registrar

The registrar is a company that is authorized to register domains. This will be a third party company that Robert Maxim uses to purchase and register your domain.

Contacts

There are four contacts required by the domain registrar: Registrant, Administrative, Technical, and Billing. They can be the same or different individuals or companies.

Registrant: the person or company who owns the domain name.

Administrative contact: A registrant usually designates an administrative contact to manage the domain name. The administrative contact usually has the highest level of control over a domain. Management functions delegated to the administrative contacts may include management of all business information, such as name of record, postal address, and contact information of the official registrant of the domain and the obligation to conform to the requirements of the domain registry in order to retain the right to use a domain name. Furthermore the administrative contact installs additional contact information for technical and billing functions.

Technical contact: The technical contact manages the name servers of a domain name. The functions of a technical contact include assuring conformance of the configurations of the domain name with the requirements of the domain registry, maintaining the domain zone records, and providing continuous functionality of the name servers (that leads to the accessibility of the domain name).

Billing contact: The party responsible for receiving billing invoices from the domain name registrar and paying applicable fees.

Each Contact requires the following information:

  • First Name and Last Name

    • The contact's first and last name. If you are registering the domain for a company, this will be the name of person designated as responsible for the domain. If you are registering the domain in your own name use your name.
  • Organization (Optional)

    • The organization with which the contact is affiliated. If you are registering the domain for a company, the Organization should be the legal name the company operates under. If the domain is for a partnership, it should be the name of the partnership. If you are a sole proprietor, it should be your name followed by ‘trading as’ then your trading name eg.. 'John Smith trading as Smith Business Services'.
  • Address 1 and 2, City, State, Postal Code

    • The contact's street address, city, state, and ZIP Code. If a company, this should be the company's office address.
  • Country

    • The country in which the contact resides.
  • Phone

    • The contact's phone number. This should be the official business telephone number including the area code. For example, 250-555-1234
  • Fax (Optional)

    • The contact's fax number.
  • Email

    • The contact's email address. This is the email address that will be used by the domain's Information Registry to contact you. It is strongly suggested that this email address be from a different domain than the one you are currently registering. This email address is very important and a legal requirement in retaining rights to your domain. It is the address that notices regarding the domain will be sent. It should be a reliable email address!

Note: It will take approximately 12-36 hours for the domain name information to propagate to servers world-wide. Once that process is complete, your domain name will be available to use.

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