A domain is a unique address that you can acquire through a registrar company. All the devices which are linked to the Internet, such as web servers, have numeric addresses, or IP addresses, which are pretty hard to remember, that's why the domain platform was launched as an easy means to identify a particular web site on the Internet. Using this method, your website is available at www.domain.com in place of 126.96.36.199, for instance. Your domain name has two parts - the Second-Level Domain, that is the actual web site name that you're able to pick, and the Top-Level Domain, that is the extension - .com, .net, .org and so on. You will be able to register a new domain name via any type of registrar or migrate a current domain name between registrars in just a few easy steps. In the event that you choose to do the latter, your domain shall be renewed automatically by the gaining registrar when the transfer process is carried out. Along with the generic Top-Level Domains, there are country-code ones as well. Some of them can be registered by anybody, while some others need local presence or a business license.