A domain name is a special address that you're able to get through a registrar company. All the units that are linked to the Internet, such as web servers, possess numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are quite difficult to remember, so the domain name system was created as an easy way to identify some website on the World Wide Web. By result of this, your site is available at www.domain.com in place of 220.127.116.11, for instance. Your domain name includes 2 separate parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you'll be able to choose, as well as the Top-Level Domain, that's the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You'll be able to register your new domain through any registrar or transfer an existing domain name between registrars in a couple of easy steps. If you decide to do the latter, your domain name shall be renewed instantly 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 as well. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while others require local presence or even a business license.