A domain is a special address that you are able to purchase through a registrar company. All units which are connected to the Internet, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very difficult to remember, so the domain name system was created as an easy way to recognize some web site on the Web. Using this method, your web site is available at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name has 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you're able to choose, and the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain name via any type of registrar or transfer a current domain between registrars in a few easy steps. If you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while others need regional presence or even a business license.