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I know there are official registrars for some domains (especially 2-digit country domains), so are there registrars for all of them? For example, who is the official registrar for .com, .net, or .org?

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Verisign is the administrator for .com and .net, but doesn't directly provide registration services itself. There isn't any "official" registry for those TLDs, just accredited registrars.

The Public Interest Registry administers .org, and the situation is similar to the other two. While they do provide a domain search function, but once it's confirmed available, you're prompted to click a banner ad for a "featured" (randomized) registrar or visit their complete list in order to actually purchase it.

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That explains it. Thanks –  Ian May 28 '12 at 13:38
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