A domain is a distinctive address that you are able to buy via a registrar company. All of the units which are connected to the Web, including web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for that reason the domain name platform was introduced as an easy means to recognize a website on the Internet. Using this method, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com instead of 220.127.116.11, for example. Your domain name possesses 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that 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 are able to register your new domain name from any type of registrar or move an active domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process is carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. A number of them can be registered by anybody, while some others will need local presence or a business license.