A domain is a distinctive address that you're able to acquire from a registrar company. All the devices that are connected to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite hard to remember, so the domain name system was introduced as an easy way to recognize a certain web site on the World Wide Web. Using this method, your site can be reached 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 website name that you are able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain name through any type of registrar or transfer a current domain name between registrars in a few simple steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is completed. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while others demand regional presence or a business license.