Before I begin, you should realize that purchasing domain names is my messy little propensity. A few people smoke, others cheat—I go online in the dead of night and examine what domain names are accessible.
Only one look. Be that as it may, with all addicts, I can’t abandon it at a look, so I regularly purchase a domain name…just the one…it’s shabby—until you possess ten of them!
With that blameworthy affirmation off the beaten path…
We have the chance to buy a huge number of attractive domain names, from our own FirstnameLastname.coms to great LocationBusiness.coms and Singleword.coms. While an extraordinary LocationBusiness.com merits clutching, much the same as a decent Singleword.com, the most vital domain name is your own FirstnameLastname.com; those are the ones I’ll be concentrating on for this post.
For instance, the most “important” domain name I possess is HarryGuinness.com. Neither of the other two Harry Guinness’ can have it; they will need to make due with some elective like TheAustralianHarryGuinness.com or possibly HarryGuinnessRandomJobDescription.com; HGuinness.com is accessible yet I’m genuinely considering getting it when this blog goes live. Whoever needs HarryGuinness.com will need to pry it from my chilly dead, console holding, hands.
I’m fortunate that my name is sufficiently uncommon that I could get its domain. In any case, the chances are that somebody shares your name some place on the planet. Regardless of how phenomenal it appears where you live, the shot of somebody having it in an alternate nation or on an alternate landmass are stunningly high. In case you’re interested, simply plug your very own name into a Facebook pursuit and perceive what number of others appear. That will look around one-eighth of the number of inhabitants on the planet so it should give you some thought.
So I’ve persuaded you that domain names are being gobbled up like brew at an understudy party however for what reason would it be advisable for you to mind? You don’t require a domain name, what might you do with one?
To begin with, trust me, you need a domain name. You probably won’t require it today yet in a couple of years time you’ll need it. The manner in which individuals consider sites is changing, and increasingly close to home greeting page administrations like flavors.me and re.vu are springing up—and it takes only minutes to set up. In a couple of years it likely could be regular to send a connection to your online CV. It’s value future sealing yourself now, as opposed to betting on winding up with some godawful domain name since it’s the special case that incorporates your name.
Second, regardless of whether you never thoroughly need it, it’s damn convenient. It doesn’t have to connection to your own site, you can advance it to Twitter, Tumblr, or one of the individual presentation pages that I referenced previously. Set up Google Applications on it and get [email protected] as your email address. Spare yourself from giving out that absurd hotmail address you set up when you were sixteen.
So’s the reason you need one, and what you can do with it, however what are the benefits of having your own domain name? Truly, they’re perpetual:
You deal with what individuals see when they scan for you
OK so how Google sorts out query items is basically voodoo, however there’s a decent possibility that it gauges the words in the domain name pretty intensely. In case you’re searching for Huge Young men in Boots magazine, chances are BigBoysInBoots.com is the site. This implies when individuals enter Firstname Lastname into Google, you have a decent shot at controlling the main data they see. Which implies that…
You make it harder to discover those photographs of you go out in a drain
We as a whole realize they exist. Those horrendous photographs of you spruced up as Dwindle Search for gold emulate, that photograph of you in a bear suit that your sibling submitted to AwkwardFamilyPhotos and, indeed, those photographs of you occupied with a touch of one-on-one time with a benevolent, and strong, light post. For each query output that you control, you thump those terrible dreadful pictures above and beyond far from prying eyes. They’re still there, however at any rate it’s on page ten, not the highest point of page one!
You anticipate it being utilized against you
What occurs on the off chance that you irritate a well informed person? I need to concede, time and again, I’ve had a snappy hope to check whether the somebody who’s gone on my awful side was sufficiently inept to leave their FirstnameLastname.com accessible. On the off chance that you don’t have some authority over what shows up when somebody enters your name into a program and includes “.com,” at that point you could quickly end up in some cumbersome circumstances. Having an online nearness that you have some authority over is so imprtant. Try not to abandon it to Google to choose what individuals see when they look for you.
At this moment you can get a domain name for 7 quid (about $11) a year. That is ludicrous. The cost of a beverage or two gets you unlimited advantages, an amazing email address, and power over your online picture. How is that not justified, despite any potential benefits? On the off chance that you don’t have your own domain name, I encourage you, go out and get one. Goto GoDaddy.com or some other domain name enlistment center and purchase the best and most applicable domain name you can discover. You will love it. What’s more, heck, on the off chance that you choose following a year you needn’t bother with it, simply let the enrollment lapse.