A .lu domain name requires various parties to work together, in particular its owner or their representative, and its administrative contact who handles its day-to-day management.
Key parties involved in a .lu
The .lu registry
The Restena Foundation manages and is responsible for the proper working order of the infrastructure for the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in Luxembourg, both on a technical level and in defining assignment rules.The .lu registry is only involved when the domain name changes registrar or is transferred to a new holder.
Established worldwide, they sell .lu domain names once accredited by the .lu registry.
They agree to follow the rules set for .lu and generally provide some Internet services, along the lines of what Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
They offer services particularly making it possible to assign and configure DNS servers, which are essential for activating a domain name.
Info! An owner that has the necessary technical skills and their own DNS servers can set up and assign all or some of these services to their domain name. This configuration is most commonly encountered when the owner represents a business or institution with appropriate technical resources.
A DNS server or names server is a computer connected to the Internet. It contains information about the services related to a domain name and answers any queries about this information. For example, it translates a domain name into an IP address to enable access to a website/s and/or email inboxes linked to a domain name.
The domain name owner
It legally owns and operates the domain name and is liable for its use.
The administrative contact
Designated by the domain name owner, it manages the domain name.
Life cycle of a .lu domain