A domain is a distinctive address that you are able to get through a registrar company. All the units which are linked to the Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, so the domain name system was created as an easy way to distinguish some website on the World Wide Web. As a result, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name has two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web 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 are able to register a new domain via any type of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in just a few easy steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is completed. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others will require local presence or even a business license.