A domain is a special address that you can acquire through a registrar company. All of the units which are linked to the Web, such as web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite hard to remember, because of this the domain name system was launched as an easy way to recognize some web site on the World Wide Web. In this way, your web site is available at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name has two separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you're able to pick, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain name through any type of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. In the event that you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while some others require regional presence or even a business license.