A domain name is a distinctive address that you are able to acquire through 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 quite difficult to remember, for this reason the domain name system was launched as an easy way to recognize a particular site on the Internet. In this way, your web site is available at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name features 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual site name that you are able to pick, plus the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain through any kind of registrar or migrate an existing domain name between registrars in just a few simple steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar once the transfer process has been finalized. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others need regional presence or even a business license.