A domain is a special address that you can acquire from a registrar company. All units which are connected to the Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, for that reason the domain platform was launched as an easy means to distinguish a web site on the Web. Thus, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com instead of 126.96.36.199, for instance. Your domain name features 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual site name that you are able to pick, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain name via any kind of registrar or move an existing domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others will require local presence or a business license.