A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to get through a registrar company. All units that are connected to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty difficult to remember, because of this the domain name system was created as an easy way to identify a certain website on the Internet. Thus, your website is available at www.domain.com as an alternative to 126.96.36.199, for instance. Your domain name possesses 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual site name that you are able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You're able to register a new domain via any type of registrar or move an existing domain between registrars in a few simple steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process is carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others will need local presence or even a business license.