A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to buy from a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite difficult to remember, for that reason the domain system was introduced as an easy way to identify a certain website on the Internet. Thus, your website is available at www.domain.com as an alternative to 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name features 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual 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'll be able to register your new domain name through any type of registrar or transfer an existing domain between registrars in a few easy steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been completed. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while some others will require regional presence or even a business license.