A domain name is a special address that you can purchase through a registrar company. All units which are linked to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very hard to remember, that's why the domain name platform was launched as an easy means to identify a particular web site on the Web. As a result, your website can be reached at www.domain.com as an alternative to 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name features 2 different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you will be able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You're able to register your new domain name via any kind of registrar or migrate an active domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain will be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while others need regional presence or a business license.