A domain name is a special address that you are able to purchase via a registrar company. All the devices that are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, for this reason the domain system was launched as an easy means to identify a certain site on the World Wide Web. Thus, your website is available at www.domain.com instead of 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name has two parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you are able to choose, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain name via any kind of registrar or migrate a current domain between registrars in just a few simple steps. Whenever you choose to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been finalized. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anyone, while some others will need local presence or even a business license.