Yeah, this is it. You used the contract on Ethereum to show the registration. That’s the idea. If you use a dedicated website to look it up that site must also scan the Ethereum blockchain. So better to do it yourself using MEW like you did.
Bitcoin is like digital gold or crypto 1.0, then came ethereum which added turing complete smart contracts. this introduced the token concept and state into the blockchain. Ethereum is like crytpto 2.0 EOS is born out of Ethereum contact which adds governing structure and storage and above all in one. EOS is like crypto 3.0. Buying en EOS token on the believe that EOS will be valuable just like other crypto.