A domain name registrar must sign the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to be recognized by ICANN. The RAA stipulates the benefits that domain name registrants can enjoy and the responsibilities that they must take. In addition, ICANN has issued various policies and regulations that provide other benefits and responsibilities to which domain name registrants must conform.

For more information, see Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities.