Registrar's mission

Three entities are involved in domain name management:

The registry:

RESTENA DNS-LU: the authority responsible for central management and operation of the domain name system for names registered under the top level .lu. This involves both the technical aspect and the allocation rules;

The registrar:

The registrar is the natural person or legal entity who has signed a contract with the registry. It acts as the intermediary between the registry and the end user. DNS-LU also performs this task.

Commercial registrars are essentially Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that have signed a contract with the registry, by whom they have been approved to register and manage .lu domain names. List of these registrars.

They act as the intermediary between RESTENA DNS-LU, the authority responsible for central management and operation of domain names, and the end user, i.e. the domain name holder or registrant; 

The registrant:

The natural person or legal entity that holds the name or who submits a request to become a holder.

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DNS-LU recommends, however, that all applicants request their domain names from one of the approved commercial registrars. There are many advantages in doing this:

  • the applicant registers and manages his domain name directly though his usual registrar with whom he has a contract
  • he can then benefit from the expertise of his registrar who will be able to offer him a domain name and hosting, which will make his online presence easier to implement
  • he will have access to the registrar’s support for all the requested services
  • he will only receive one invoice. Given that the operations performed by the registrar through the DNS-LU technical interface are invoiced directly to the registrar, the registrar can bill its clients for hosting and domain name fees on the same invoice.