A domain name is a distinctive address that you're able to get through a registrar company. All the devices that are linked to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather hard to remember, that's why the domain name platform was introduced as an easy means to identify a given site on the Web. Thus, your site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 18.104.22.168, for instance. Your domain name has 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you'll be able to select, plus the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You're able to register your new domain name through any kind of registrar or transfer an existing domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been finalized. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others will need local presence or a business license.