A domain name is a distinctive address that you can buy through a registrar company. All the devices that are connected to the Internet, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for this reason the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to distinguish some web site on the Internet. Using this method, your website is available at www.domain.com instead of 220.127.116.11, for example. A domain name has two parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual site name that you're able to choose, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register a new domain name through any type of registrar or move an active domain between registrars in a couple of simple steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process is finalized. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while others demand regional presence or a business license.