A domain name is a special address that you can get from a registrar company. All devices that are connected to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite difficult to remember, for this reason the domain system was created as an easy means to distinguish a web site on the Web. Using this method, your website can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 188.8.131.52, for instance. A domain name possesses two parts - the Second-Level Domain, which is the actual web site name that you are able to choose, plus the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register your new domain via any registrar or move an existing domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process has been completed. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. A number of them can be registered by anyone, while others will require regional presence or even a business license.