A domain name is a distinctive address that you can purchase via a registrar company. All of the units that are connected to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, for that reason the domain platform was created as an easy way to recognize a web site on the Internet. By result of this, your site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 126.96.36.199, for instance. A domain name includes 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you will be able to pick, plus the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register your new domain name from any type of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in just a few easy steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar when the transfer process is finalized. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while some others need local presence or a business license.