A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to buy through a registrar company. All units that are linked to the Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, because of this the domain system was created as an easy means to identify a particular site on the Internet. Using this method, your site is available at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for example. Your domain name has two separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual site name that you can pick, plus the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register your new domain name from any type of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in just a few simple steps. In the event that you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process is finalized. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anybody, while others demand local presence or a business license.