A domain is a unique address that you can acquire through a registrar company. All devices which are connected to the Web, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are very difficult to remember, that's why the domain name platform was created as an easy means to distinguish a certain website on the Internet. In this way, your site is available at www.domain.com rather than 188.8.131.52, for example. A domain name features two different parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual website name that you'll be able to select, plus the Top-Level Domain, which is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You can register your new domain through any registrar or transfer an existing domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. Whenever you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar when the transfer process is carried out. In addition to the universal Top-Level Domains, there're country-code ones too. Many of them can be registered by anybody, while others need local presence or a business license.