Learn how to make sending and receiving lumens easier below.
The Stellar protocol allows you to map your public key (e.g. GCCVPYFOHY7ZB7557...) to an email-like address such as yourname*domain.com. This is called a 'Stellar address' (a la 'email address').
'Stellar addresses provide an easy way for users to share payment details by using a syntax that interoperates across different domains and providers.' - Stellar Developer Docs
Stellar addresses have two parts: a username and a domain. They are split by * instead of @.For example - yoda*lumenauts.com: + yoda is the username, + lumenauts.com is the domain.
The username is limited to printable UTF-8 with whitespace and the following characters excluded: <*,>' - Stellar Developer Docs
When you send or someone else sends lumens to your primary account, the lumens can be sent to yourname*domain.com instead of typing in a long, error-prone string of random characters.
'Stellar client software to resolve email-like addresses such as name*yourdomain.com into account IDs like: 'GCCVPYFOHY7ZB75...' ' - Stellar Developer Docs