YDR Domains (formerly called Your Domain Registrar) is an American company owned and operated by Candace McMorrow. Candace partnered with Tucows, Inc. back in 2002. The goal at the time was to offer affordable domains that the registrant could manage themself. Since then, the service has progressed with the addition of managed DNS, private domain registration, DNSSEC support, and just the general ease in which you can register and manage your domain names.
Unlike other domain providers, YDR Domains only offers domain registration services. That's it. No web hosting. No hosted email. Domain names, web hosting, and hosted email are three different services that should be handled separately. Best practices dictate that you separate the three under the "No single point of failure" doctrine.
YDR Domains provides the easiest way for businesses and individuals to register and manage their own domain names. The process is incredibly simple. Connect your domain to your favorite service or buy a domain for future use. Pricing is straightforward and transparent. Domains have a flat price regardless the number of years you purchase. Furthermore, the price is the same whether it's a new domain, transfer, or renewal.
Tucows is the second largest domain name registrar in the world. What does this mean for you? This means access to world-class infrastructure. You benefit by getting the best of both worlds — the personal touch of a small company, and the security and reliability of a large one.
ICANN → Registry → Tucows → YDR Domains → Registrant