A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to purchase through a registrar company. All the units which are linked to the Internet, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, because of this the domain platform was launched as an easy means to recognize a given website on the Web. Thus, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for example. Your domain name features 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual website name that you will be able to choose, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain from any registrar or move a current domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is finalized. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while some others demand regional presence or even a business license.