A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. The Network Information Center, or InterNIC, was the primary internet governing body responsible for domain name allocations from 1993 until 1998. After this time the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took over responsibility.
If you do not renew your domain name your website will no longer show up on the Internet after it expires.
You can transfer your domain name from one registrar to another. Most registrars are happy to assist you in the domain name transfer process.
Each registrar will have customer support and information for you to follow to conduct a domain name transfer.
A domain name registrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry and or a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry.
Economical with good customer service
Cheap package deals – combined web hosting and domain registration
Offers alternative domain names if the one you wanted is not available
|.edu||U.S. Higher Education|
|.gov||U.S. National and State Government Agencies|
For a list of country code top-level domains refer to this list.