A domain name is a distinctive address that you are able to acquire via a registrar company. All the units which are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite difficult to remember, that's why the domain name system was launched as an easy way to identify some site on the Web. As a result, your web site is available at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name possesses two separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you're able to select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain from any registrar or migrate an active domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. If you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar once the transfer process has been 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 require regional presence or even a business license.