A domain is a special address that you are able to acquire via a registrar company. All devices which are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather hard to remember, so the domain platform was created as an easy means to identify some website on the World Wide Web. Using this method, your site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 126.96.36.199, for example. A domain name has two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual site name that you'll be able to pick, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain through any sort of registrar or move a current domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. When you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process has been finalized. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others will need local presence or a business license.