A domain is a distinctive address that you can acquire via a registrar company. All units that are linked to the Internet, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, so the domain name system was introduced as an easy means to recognize a website on the Web. As a result, your site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for example. Your domain name features two separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you will be able to select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain from any registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process has been completed. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others will require local presence or even a business license.