A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to buy from a registrar company. All units that are linked to the Web, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for this reason the domain name system was created as an easy way to identify a particular web site on the Internet. In this way, your website is available at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name features two parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual site name that you are able to select, plus the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain from any sort of registrar or migrate a current domain between registrars in a few simple steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process is carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others require local presence or even a business license.