A domain is a distinctive address that you are able to get from a registrar company. All devices which are linked to the Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are rather difficult to remember, so the domain platform was introduced as an easy means to distinguish a given web site on the Web. Thus, your site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 126.96.36.199, for example. A domain name includes 2 parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you can select, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain name through any sort of registrar or migrate an active domain name between registrars in just a few simple steps. When you decide to do the latter, your domain name will be renewed instantly by the gaining registrar when the transfer process is carried out. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones too. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while some others require local presence or even a business license.