A domain is a special address that you are able to purchase via a registrar company. All devices that are connected to the Web, including web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty difficult to remember, that's why the domain platform was created as an easy means to distinguish a certain web site on the Web. As a result, your site can be reached at www.domain.com in place of 220.127.116.11, for instance. A domain name has two parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you can select, and the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You are able to register your new domain via any kind of registrar or move an active domain name between registrars in a couple of simple steps. If you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar right after the transfer process is carried out. In addition to the generic Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others demand regional presence or a business license.