On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 09:56:50AM -0700,
Clenna Lumina wrote
a message of 57 lines which said:

> I doubt this is possible, but is there any way to manually
> "register" a domain myself withotu going through one of those
> registrars?


Very simple: register a domain name in a TLD which does not use
registrars like ".ch" (https://nic.switch.ch/reg/indexView.action).

> I mean, how EXACTLY does a registrar register the domain you pick
> via their website?


Read RFCs 3632 on RRP and RFC 3730 on EPP (do note that not all TLD
use these protocols). Or go through a middleman who have read them :-)