A domain is a distinctive address that you're able to obtain from a registrar company. All of the devices which are linked to the Internet, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, because of this the domain name system was introduced as an easy means to distinguish a website on the Internet. Thus, your site is available at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name possesses 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you'll be able to pick, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register your new domain through any sort of registrar or transfer an existing domain between registrars in a couple of simple steps. Whenever you choose to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been completed. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while others need regional presence or a business license.