A domain is a special address that you can purchase from a registrar company. All the units which are connected to the Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, that's why the domain name system was created as an easy means to distinguish a site on the Web. Using this method, your website is available at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name features 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you are able to pick, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register your new domain name from any registrar or transfer an active domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is finalized. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others require local presence or even a business license.