A domain name is a special address that you are able to get from a registrar company. All units that are connected to the Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, that's why the domain name platform was created as an easy way to recognize a certain site on the World Wide Web. Using this method, your site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name has 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual site name that you will be able to select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain through any sort of registrar or move an existing domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. If you choose to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been completed. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others need regional presence or a business license.