A domain is a distinctive address that you can acquire via a registrar company. All of the units that are connected to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for that reason the domain platform was introduced as an easy way to distinguish a website on the Web. Using this method, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 220.127.116.11, for example. Your domain name possesses 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual website name that you will be able to select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain name through any kind of registrar or move an active domain between registrars in just a few simple steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar right after 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 local presence or even a business license.