A domain is a special address that you are able to buy via a registrar company. All of the devices which are connected to the Internet, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very difficult to remember, that's why the domain name platform was created as an easy means to recognize a certain site on the Internet. Using this method, your site is available at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name possesses 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, which 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 a new domain name from any sort of registrar or transfer an existing domain between registrars in a few simple steps. In the event that you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar when the transfer process has been finalized. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while others need regional presence or even a business license.