A domain name is a unique address that you can obtain from a registrar company. All the devices which are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, that's why the domain system was introduced as an easy means to recognize some web site on the Internet. By result of this, your website is available at www.domain.com as an alternative to 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name includes 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you can choose, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register a new domain via any sort of registrar or migrate a current domain name between registrars in just a few simple steps. Whenever you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar the moment the transfer process is completed. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others need local presence or even a business license.