A domain is a special address that you're able to obtain from a registrar company. All units which are connected to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, for this reason the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to recognize a given site on the World Wide Web. In this way, your website is available at www.domain.com rather than 126.96.36.199, for example. A domain name features 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you can pick, plus the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain name through any registrar or transfer an active domain between registrars in just a few simple steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process is finalized. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others will require local presence or even a business license.