4 Reasons to Own a Personal Domain Name

If you’re building an online presence, your name is one of the easiest ways to maintain your online presence. Here are four reasons why you should own a personal domain name:

Protect Your Reputation

What are people finding when they search for your name? Are they seeing your Facebook page? Your Twitter feed? That picture of you partying just a little too hard in Vegas when you were 19 years old? (What happens in Vegas gets posted online these days.) If you owned your <firstname><lastname>.com, you could control your online reputation and push down all those negative search results.

How does that work? There are books and books in ORM (online reptuation management), but the idea is simple: put great content on your web page and link to the good stuff. There’s more where that came from, but that’s the idea.

Showcase Your Talents

Are you great at web design? A funny videographer? A budding artist? A poet? Or are you none of these, but still have a great curriculum vitae or resume you want everyone to know about? Create a web page that showcases your web portfolio, your video library, your paintings, and your published and unpublished works. This is your website and it’s where you can shine.

Establish Authority

More and more people these days establish themselves as authority figures by creating their own space on the web. One of the easiest ways to do that is with a blog. Write about your passions, your dreams, or your professional experience, and use that as a way to establish authority. You never know, if you keep it up, you may grow a following! Plus, this is how you protect your reputation and showcase your talents. You get it all.

Maintain a Professional [Email] Presence

I don’t know about you, but it looks better to have a <firstname><lastname>.pw email than a gmail.com or a yahoo.com. If nothing else, get a personal domain so that you have a professional email address. It’s that easy.

Here are examples of personal domain names from some of our Namecheap customers:

Chris Pederick
chrispederick

Jack L. Moore
jacklmoore

Jeff Epstein
jeffepstein

David Airey
davidairey

In short, a personal domain name helps protect your reputation and is a professional way to showcase your wares and to exert authority in the saturated online space. Why not buy your personal domain today?

24 thoughts on “4 Reasons to Own a Personal Domain Name”

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  2. .Me is a great extension to advertise your personal services such as counseling, painting, carpentry, blogging, designing, writing, consultancy, etc. I will definitely take at least a few .me domains soon. Thanks.

    I hope that NameCheap can come up with a way to provide discount coupons just like Goddady does since times are tough and a few dollars saved via domains goes a long, long way.

  3. This stuff make sense ooh ! So I can register stanislaus.me? This is great but how far can you go with the pricing? What will be the real price after the promotion? I love Namecheap and I will continue to be here. Thanks.

  4. It’s a good deal, but c’mon, you have to let us know what the regular price is after the first year. If someone is buying a domain like this, they are probably buying it for the rest of their lives.

  5. Hi Rodah,

    I am not sure what you are asking but anything is possible with these domains.

  6. I suppose Dot ME is a good choice if you missed out on the DOT COM. The price to renew appears to be almost double that of a dot com however.

    Still, if you missed out, there’s still something to work with. Depends on what it’s worth to establish your own authority page/site. Some would pay ten times the cost since “authority” is extremely important to their online business.

  7. Exactly, Arthur. The pricing for .me is based on the registry also, hence what you see in comparison to .com.

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  9. This is good advice for building a personal brand in the new millennium. It’s exactly what I’m working on. I’ve had mixed results but I’m still learning.

    Having a personal domain is perfect for building a strong portfolio in your industry of choice, which will inevitably lead to more opportunity and personal growth.

    Thank you for this informative post.

    Best of luck,

    Virgil

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