A domain is a special address that you're able to get from a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite difficult to remember, that's why the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to recognize a particular website on the Internet. Thus, your web site is available at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name possesses 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you are able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register your new domain name through any kind of registrar or migrate an active domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. Whenever you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been finalized. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while some others will need local presence or a business license.