A domain is a special address that you're able to acquire via a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty difficult to remember, so the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to distinguish a given website on the Internet. By result of this, your site can be reached at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name has 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual website name that you can select, plus the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain via any type of registrar or migrate a current domain between registrars in a couple of simple steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar once the transfer process has been carried out. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while some others need local presence or a business license.