A domain is a unique address that you are able to get from a registrar company. All the units which are linked to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, because of this the domain name system was created as an easy means to identify a particular website on the Web. As a result, your website can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for example. Your domain name features 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you can select, plus the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register your new domain name from any registrar or transfer an active domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process has been completed. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while others will require regional presence or a business license.