A domain name is a unique address that you're able to acquire through a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, for this reason the domain name platform was introduced as an easy way to distinguish a particular site on the World Wide Web. In this way, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 220.127.116.11, for instance. A domain name has two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual site name that you are able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register your new domain through any sort of registrar or migrate an active domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar when the transfer process is completed. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others need local presence or a business license.