A domain is a special address that you're able to get via a registrar company. All the units which are connected to the Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, for that reason the domain name system was introduced as an easy means to distinguish a certain site on the Internet. In this way, your site is available at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name possesses two parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual site name that you'll be able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register your new domain via any sort of registrar or transfer an active domain between registrars in just a few simple steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain will be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process is carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while others demand regional presence or even a business license.