A domain name is a unique address that you're able to buy via a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, that's why the domain name platform was launched as an easy means to recognize a particular web site on the Web. Using this method, 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, that is the actual site name that you can choose, and the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain from any type of registrar or move an existing domain name between registrars in a few easy steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process is completed. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others demand regional presence or a business license.