A domain is a unique address that you can get from a registrar company. All the devices that are linked to the Internet, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather hard to remember, because of this the domain name system was created as an easy way to identify some site on the World Wide Web. Thus, your website can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 220.127.116.11, for instance. Your domain name features 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you will be able to select, plus the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain name from any kind of registrar or migrate a current domain between registrars in a couple of simple steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar once the transfer process is carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while others will need regional presence or even a business license.