A domain name is a special address that you are able to obtain from a registrar company. All of the units that are connected to the World-Wide Web, including web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite difficult to remember, so the domain name system was launched as an easy way to recognize some site on the Web. In this way, your web site can be reached at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for instance. Your domain name includes two separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you will be able to pick, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register a new domain from any kind of registrar or move an existing domain between registrars in a couple of easy steps. If you choose to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed immediately by the gaining registrar as soon as the transfer process has been carried out. Along with the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones as well. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while some others will require local presence or a business license.