A domain name is a unique address that you're able to buy via a registrar company. All units that are connected to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for that reason the domain name platform was launched as an easy means to identify a web site on the World Wide Web. Using this method, your site is available at www.domain.com instead of 220.127.116.11, for example. Your domain name features 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you can select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain through any kind of registrar or move a current domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others will need regional presence or a business license.