A domain is a special address that you're able to purchase from a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the Internet, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite hard to remember, so the domain name platform was created as an easy means to identify a given site on the World Wide Web. By result of this, your site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 126.96.36.199, for example. Your domain name includes two separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual site name that you'll be able to choose, plus the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain name from any type of registrar or transfer a current domain name between registrars in just a few easy steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar once the transfer process has been completed. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while others will need local presence or a business license.