The process of registering a new domain name at a registrar by hand. In other words, without the use of automated robots or automated computer systems that search for and register domain names, and purchased new and not on an after-market system.
Often times a person will have an idea about a domain name — stringing together two or three generic words — and then looking manually to see if the domain name is available at a registrar. If it is, it is “hand registered”.
Many domainers say, “I picked up these domains today for RegFee,” meaning they only paid the registration fee and implying that the domain was hand registered.
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