A domain name is a special address that you are able to purchase via a registrar company. All of the units which are connected to the Web, such as web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite hard to remember, because of this the domain name system was created as an easy means to identify a given web site on the Internet. By result of this, your site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name features 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you will be able to choose, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain name from any registrar or migrate an active domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar once the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while some others require local presence or even a business license.