A domain is a distinctive address that you are able to purchase through a registrar company. All the devices which are linked to the World-Wide Web, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, for that reason the domain name platform was created as an easy means to distinguish a web site on the Internet. By result of this, your website is available at www.domain.com as an alternative to 220.127.116.11, for example. Your domain name possesses 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual site name that you're able to select, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain through any registrar or move a current domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been finalized. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anyone, while some others require local presence or a business license.