A domain name is a special address that you're able to get from a registrar company. All the devices which are connected to the Web, including web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite hard to remember, for that reason the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to distinguish a certain web site on the World Wide Web. Using this method, your website can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name possesses two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you'll be able to select, plus the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You're able to register your new domain name through any type of registrar or move a current domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is finalized. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while others demand local presence or a business license.