A domain name is a special address that you are able to buy via a registrar company. All the devices that are connected to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, that's why the domain platform was created as an easy way to distinguish a given web site on the Internet. Thus, your site is available at www.domain.com as an alternative to 18.104.22.168, for instance. Your domain name features 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you're able to select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You're able to register your new domain through any kind of registrar or migrate an active domain name between registrars in a few simple steps. In the event that you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar when the transfer process is finalized. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. A number of them can be registered by anybody, while some others need local presence or a business license.