A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to obtain through a registrar company. All the units which are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for that reason the domain system was introduced as an easy way to recognize a certain website on the Internet. Using this method, your site is available at www.domain.com rather than 22.214.171.124, for instance. A domain name has two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you will be able to choose, plus the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain name from any type of registrar or transfer an active domain between registrars in just a few easy steps. In the event that you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been completed. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while others require local presence or even a business license.