A domain is a unique address that you can purchase via a registrar company. All the units which are linked to the Internet, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, that's why the domain platform was created as an easy means to identify a particular site on the Internet. In this way, your website can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 184.108.40.206, for instance. A domain name features two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual website name that you're able to select, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register your new domain through any sort of registrar or transfer an active domain name between registrars in a few easy steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process is carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while some others demand local presence or a business license.