A domain is a distinctive address that you're able to buy through a registrar company. All of the units that are connected to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, that's why the domain platform was launched as an easy way to distinguish a given site on the World Wide Web. In this way, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for example. Your domain name includes two parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you will be able to pick, plus the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You're able to register a new domain name through any sort of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process is finalized. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others need local presence or a business license.