A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to get via a registrar company. All the units which are connected to the Internet, such as web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, so the domain name system was introduced as an easy way to recognize a web site on the Web. Using this method, your website can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for example. Your domain name features 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you will be able to choose, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register your new domain name via any type of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is finalized. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others demand regional presence or even a business license.