A domain is a unique address that you can purchase through a registrar company. All devices that are linked to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty difficult to remember, for that reason the domain name platform was created as an easy way to identify some website on the Internet. By result of this, your site is available at www.domain.com in place of 126.96.36.199, for instance. A domain name features two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you are able to pick, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain from any kind of registrar or move a current domain between registrars in a couple of simple steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while others need regional presence or a business license.