A domain is a distinctive address that you can acquire from a registrar company. All the devices that are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, feature numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty difficult to remember, so the domain name system was launched as an easy means to distinguish a site on the World Wide Web. Using this method, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name possesses two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you will be able to pick, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register your new domain name from any type of registrar or transfer an existing domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. Whenever you choose to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar once the transfer process has been finalized. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while some others need regional presence or even a business license.