DIFO establishes the administration model, from which DK Hostmaster administers the .dk domain. DIFO is subject to the Domain Act, which regulates the domain administrator function in Denmark.
DK Hostmasters administration model allows the user (the registrant) behind a .dk domain name to always be in full control over the domain name. This means that the user enters into an agreement with DK Hostmaster regarding the right of use of the domain name.
The user also enters into an agreement with the registrar through which the domain name is registered. At this registrar, a web hotel or access to a mail server is also typically purchased together with the domain name. The registrar will be able to help with all practical aspects of the domain name and its functions, such as payment and for setting up the name servers and mail servers.
The user chooses whether a registrar should handle the administration of the domain name for them or whether they wish to do so directly via DK Hostmaster.
DK Hostmaster uses the agreement with the user to ensure that an identity check of the user can be carried out, and so that DK Hostmaster can suspend the domain name in special circumstances.
Person or company who has registered a domain name and has the right to use it as long as the fee for the applicable period is paid.
The administrator has overall responsibility for administration of a top-level domain.
Registrars are domain name dealers. All registrants must go through a registrar to order a domain name.