Why it’s IMPORTANT to own your name …Instead of someone else.
10 Reasons Why You Need to Own YourName.Com
The Internet is the newest form of real estate.
Let’s start at the very beginning. YourNamecomis one of the most powerful things you can own about you. Secure your slice of the Internet.
Your name is your identity. Build your personal “brand”.
Sure, you’re signed up for every social media platform available, but that’s not really you… it’s “Facebook/you” or “LinkedIn/you”. Be yourself online.
You may want to have a personal website one day that you can design it any way you’d like. Post whatever blogs you want. Whatever it is you do online, well, that’s your business.
But, if you’re interested in “building your brand” as they say, the best place for you to start is by owning “yourname.com”. Your name is a huge part of who you are, so why not claim it?
If you don’t buy your name dot com, someone else will own it.
Let’s be honest… When someone else owns yourname.com, they control your online presence and that can be a scary thing.
You don't want your clients, fans and friends typing in your name.com and finding your name dot come is associated with some company advertising unscrupulous and sleazy ads.
A personal website can be your resume and portfolio rolled into one.
This one is a biggie.
If you’re working in any sort of field that profits from having your resume and/or a portfolio posted online (celebrities, real estate agents, sports figures, attorneys, doctors, artists, writers, graphic designers, marketers, etc.) you need a website and it’s probably best for it to be under your name.
Claim your own email address.
Your name @ yourname.com can be your email.
Besides that just being “cool”, it’s also incredibly professional.
If you’ve entered the work force, have a side hustle or run your own business, having an “@yourname.com” email address looks so much better than @gmail.com or @yahoo.com.
Your strongest competition has a website. You should, too.
There are over 7 billion people across the world that use the Internet and your strongest competitors are among them taking their brand to the next level. There’s really no other way to put it.
Let recruiters, potential employers and fans find you.
If you’re trying to sell recruiters, potential employers, or prospective customers on your skills, why not just point them right in the direction of your website?
Don’t hand someone a pile of paper with “statements” on why or how you do what you do. Show them with your website. Sure, LinkedIn is great – but a personal website is better. It always will be.
Are you a real estate agent? The best way to brand you yourname.com.
In sports, let your fans easily find you.
You don’t need anything fancy on your site. You don’t even need to make a site at all.
If you’re living and breathing, it’s a good idea to buy your own name as a domain name.
Buying your name as a domain name, however, doesn’t mean you have to do anything with it. Once you buy it, it’s yours.
You may choose to build a site with your domain, just use it for an email address, or you might choose not to do anything with it at all. But the point is that once you buy your name dot com, it’s your decision how you use it or don’t.
Your name will always be relevant.
Your business goals may change, your hobbies may change, but it’s likely that your name won’t change. Your name will always be relevant.
Perhaps my favorite reason to own your own dot com is this:
Owning your own name lets YOU control the narrative. You are the authority. You are YOU. As Dr. Seuss puts it in The Birthday Book, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
You are YOU. Own YOU. Be YOU.
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