A domain is a distinctive address that you're able to get through a registrar company. All units which are connected to the Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very difficult to remember, that's why the domain system was launched as an easy way to distinguish some site on the Internet. Using this method, your site can be reached at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name includes 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you are able to select, plus the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain from any kind of registrar or transfer an active domain between registrars in a few easy steps. If you choose to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been carried out. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others will need local presence or a business license.