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Reliable ICANN Domain Registrars Outside The United States

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Considering you are trying to establish your own internet business by registering your own domain name, you will definitely need a domain registrar accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Major accredited domain registrars are companies based in the United States of America such as GoDaddy, Network Solutions and eNom. They are all US based companies and they must comply with the US law and US court orders.

Registering .com or .net or .org (registries operated by US companies like Verisign) through a non US domain registrars doesn’t mean that you can break the laws of the United States of America. You must comply with the copyright law of the US even in the case you registered these domains with a non US domain registrar as your domain can be taken down through Verisign a US company which manages the database of all .com internet addresses and other top level domains.

In case you live in a country under US embargo (official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country) like the US embargo against Cuba, you will definitely need a non US domain registrar to establish your internet business as US companies by law are prohibited to deal with citizens of these countries. so in case you need to register a domain with a non US domain registrar accredited by the ICANN for any reason, there are a number of companies outside the United States that you can deal with. You can also review the full list of ICANN accredited registrars.

ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars in Europe

gandi.net

gandi.net is a French company which provide domain name registration services with all major gTLDs and it is located in Paris, France. Managing over 1,500,000 domain names from 192 countries. In addition, gandi.net is known for its rather blunt but honest slogan, “No Bullshit,” which reflects their attitude towards empty promises. Domain registration price at gandi.net may be slightly higher than average domain registration at other registrars, ranging about 15.5 USD for .com registration by the year 2016.

AlpNames.com

AlpNames now has more than 1 million domain names under management and it is located in Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory). They are offering low prices and it is accredited by the ICANN. In 2015 as an ICANN accredited registrar specialized in new generic Top Level Domains, Alpnames manages nearly 8% of all new gTLD names registered to date making it the second most popular new gTLD registrar after the industry giant GoDaddy and recently overtaking the first and longest standing registrar Network Solutions (part of web.com). One of the great features in alpnames.com is that you can pay using bitcoins or the Chinese payment platform Alipay.

Swiss ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars

Switzerland is know to be a neutral country and it is not a member of the European Union, there are two reliable companies based in Switzerland and acting as ICANN accredited domain registrars:

  • hostpoint.ch a Swiss web hosting company and ICANN accredited registrar.
  • infomaniak.com a Swiss domain registrar and web hosting company.

EuroDNS

eurodns.com is a European ICANN accredited domain registrar located in Luxembourg. It offers Web hosting, domain privacy, mailboxes, domain name system, and SSL certificates services. The company was founded in 2002.

Indian Domain Registrars

You may choose to register your domain through an Indian domain registrar. The largest Indian ICANN accredited domain registrar is publicdomainregistry.com but unfortunately you can’t register with them directly as you must deal through a large number of reseller and web hosting companies that use them as their domain registrar. There are other large and reliable Indian domain registrars like bigrock.com which is also an ICANN accredited registrar.

Uniregistrar Corp a Domain Registrar in Cayman Islands

Uniregistry.com is one of the largest domain name registrars that administers several generic top-level domains including .game, .help and .link

The company is located in the Cayman Islands (British Overseas Territory) but in January 2014, Uniregistry Inc. became a subsidiary in Newport Beach, California to house a West Coast service and support team. The company offers a very easy to use control panel to manage your domain portfolio and a loyalty program using Topcoins.

ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars in Arab Countries

Etisalat UAE

You can register your domain through www.nic.ae (Emirates Telecommunications Corporation – Etisalat) a company based in the United Arab Emirates and it is accredited by the ICANN.

Domain Registrar in Morocco

Genious Communications SARL/AU or genious.net is a Moroccan ICANN accredited domain registrar, web hosting and brand protection company.

Crazy Domains

crazydomains.com is an ICANN accredited registrar based in Dubai, UAE. Owned and operated by DreamScape Networks.

Abu-Ghazaleh Domains

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property dba TAGIdomains.com is an ICANN accredited domain registrar based in Jordan offering domain name registration and intellectual property protection services with offices in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Erbil, Gaza Strip, GCC, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, West Bank and Yemen.