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A registrar is a canister responsible for allocating domains.


The core canister of IC Naming, the registry maintains a mapping from domain name (at any level - x, y.x, z.y.x etc) to owner, resolver, and time-to-live.


A resolver is a canister that maps from name to resource (e.g., cryptocurrency addresses, content hash, etc). Resolvers are pointed to by the resolver field of the registry.

Public Resolver

A Public Resolver is a resolver that owned by IC Naming and can be used by anyone to resolve names.

Name Quota

A Name Quota is what you need to register a name. (e.g. LenEq(3) to register a name of length 3). Users can get quota by paying to the registrar or getting it from some vendor.