If you’re reading this and you’re someone who’s either has a strong online social presence or becoming familiar with the concept of branding oneself and you haven’t registered your name as a domain (from this point on I’ll call a Doname) then please let me have your attention for the next 2 minutes to persuade you to register a Doname today.
The musings of a Domainer always has me dealing with clients who wish me to secure premium domains for them which is nothing special BUT once in awhile a request comes to secure a Doname.
It’s almost always usually for a common name like MarySmith.com too.
As you can imagine in said scenarios the doname is almost always taken and in use or for sale.
Now they have to pay premium to get it and that’s if they have any CHANCE at all with or without my companies assistance. If only they had the power of hindsight.
“But Zenchi, THEY are CEOs, Market Gurus, Athletes just notable people in general. What’s the benefits of me having a DoName. I don’t feel I do anything important… why do I need one?”
I’m not sure who would say tthe above it’s hypothetical of course but to it I would say back that; YOU ARE IMPORTANT and YOU deserve your piece of digital property as much as the next individual.
Let others see what it is you have to offer, maybe it’s a showcase of your talents, a blog, glorified résumé, cooking recipes or just a portal to your social network profiles.
Whatever the case this is your personal billboard, your platform why not show everyone you’re one unique Bad Ass… Mary Smith and you’ll remember the name.
If you have a common English name then that Doname is probably taken and being used. If you find the DoName seemingly available then please go and see if you can register after reading this post, you’ll find links to domain registrar services to search for availability and register.
Consider grabbing the .country code extension as an alternative if the .com is taken such as .ca/.co.uk/com.au .net is also always a fair substitute but do not use .org or anything unfamiliar to the public if you wish to use the domain professionally. Name variations e.g MaryASmith.com or MSmith.com are always acceptable.
“But, Zenchi what’s the benefits of owning your own DoName I don’t do anything special… yet why do I need one?”
I’m not sure who would say this but to that I would say; Who told you you’re not special because YOU ARE and YOU deserve your piece of digital property as much as the next individual.
Let others see what it is you have to offer, maybe it’s a showcase of your talents, a blog, glorified résumé or portal to your social network profiles. This Doname is your personal billboard why not show everyone you’re one unique Bad Ass… Mary Smith and you’ll remember the name.
Even if you don’t create a functional website you can still set up a personalised email address with the DoName. Doesn’t me/hi/hello/mary @marysmith.com sound nice, it can be whatever you want.
Whatever the reason it’s cheap to register a domain between $10-15 on average per year for a .com (though other extensions prices vary) I highly recommend Namecheap.com and even GoDaddy and HostGator for simplicity’s sake and hosting can come as cheap as $5 a month. With prices cheaper then my monthly bills on root beer purchases that’s not bad at all.
Sometimes you wont get your “Name” it’s horrible I know I’m sorry but I’m sure you’ll think of an alternative. I believe in you.
Register your name NOW and send me an message to let me know who YOU are today.