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I want to buy a domain name but I was wondering a few things:

1) When a big company like Microsoft or Dell or Google, or smaller even such as Twitter or whatnot wants to register a domain name, do they go to GoDaddy or Registry.com or do they do things differently?

2) Is it possible for me to register my domain as an individual, rather than going through a third-party such as GoDaddy?

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1) I would assume that they would host the servers themselves and give them their own domain names.

2) You would need a physical server to do this.
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Anyone else know? Any ideas?

Who's the best registrar if it comes to that? I used to use GoDaddy and they were great but man do they love to constantly e-mail you.
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Opt-out of their emails. That's what I did. They are really easy and low cost so I don't mind them for registering.

They fail for hosting my drupal sites though. Host gator is better for heavier load sites.
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1) Anything on the approved ICANN list.
http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/accredited-list.html

2) I'm sure there is some way you could go through the ICANN accreditation process but it's probably much more of a pain in the ass than paying $5-10
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Anyone else know? Any ideas?

Who's the best registrar if it comes to that? I used to use GoDaddy and they were great but man do they love to constantly e-mail you.
GoDaddy is fine for consumer.

If you want to try and look up who the big companies use, just do a WHOIS search for their domain name.

For example, Microsoft.com:

Registrant:
Domain Administrator
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond WA 98052
US
domains@microsoft.com +1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329

Domain Name: microsoft.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com
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I like Godaddy.
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