Nearly all owners of remote-controlled aircraft across the country will have to register hundreds of thousands of drones with the Federal Aviation Administration starting Monday.

The owner—whether it's a new purchase or a drone that's been flying for years—will have to register a name, a physical address and an email address with the FAA. Existing owners will have to register by Feb. 19, 2016, and new buyers will have to register before their first flight.

The registry for drones weighing at least 9 ounces marks the latest balancing act for federal regulators who are trying to keep the skies safe as drones increasingly share airspace with passenger planes. Industry groups have estimated that hundreds of thousands have already been sold, with many more on the way as holiday gifts.

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