A domain name is a unique address that you can get from a registrar company. All the units that are connected to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very difficult to remember, for that reason the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to identify a given website on the Internet. Using this method, your site is available at www.domain.com rather than 126.96.36.199, for instance. A domain name has two parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you're able to choose, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain from any type of registrar or transfer a current domain name between registrars in a few simple steps. In the event that you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been finalized. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while some others require local presence or even a business license.