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7 Benefits Of Owning A Personal Domain Name

Mar 17, 2008
Many, if not most, businesses in the world have already discovered the importance and the great advantages of having their own website. With it comes an all important online presence, an opportunity for them to brand themselves on the Internet as well creates a whole host of advertising and marketing opportunities.

But individuals from all around the world are starting to realize that the benefits of owning a domain and website are not only restricted to commercial companies and organizations, but can be extended to ordinary people too. The reason is because anybody can register a domain name as a top level domain (.com, net or .info, etc) consisting of his own name like "HisNamedotcom" (replace "HisName" with his actual name, like "JohnSmith" and add the ".com" at the back).

This is true if "HisNamedotcom" isn't already registered by another person with the same name somewhere else in the world, since there can only be ONE "HisNamedotcom" at any time.

Here are just some of the reasons why a personalized domain can be beneficial to just about anyone. Obviously they're not exhaustive, but they're good enough to get you going.

1. It's Impressive
One of the best things about owning a domain is the 'Wow' factor. Imagine telling someone that they can contact you at the e-mail address "YourFirstName 'at' YourNamedotcom". Few to none of your friends have such an address - right? You'll stand out immediately!

2. You Have An Online Presence
Whenever anyone searches for your name on the Internet, your domain may just show up with your web site or Blog on it. Because you're the owner of your own domain, you can control whatever it is you wish to put up on your web site or Blog. You can easily impress a potential employer or client who may be actively looking for information about you.

3. You Meet People From Around The World
In a day and age when 'who you know' is becoming almost as important as 'what you know', a personalized domain not only gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world when they visit your website and Blog, but also for people from all over the world to get to know you as well as contact you. You can easily list out your contact information on your Blog for this purpose.

4. Your Name Gains Prominence
Since it is most likely that you would be blogging about a topic or theme that you have some authority over i.e. your skills or expertise, then over time you will slowly build a brand for your name and people on the Internet will begin to recognize you as an expert in your field. This can easily lead to money-making opportunities you never knew you had.

5. You Can Start A Business
Thousands of individuals have started small businesses from their own websites and Blogs, and so can you. It can be something simple like knitting sweaters to earn spare income or even providing expert advice and coaching via e-mail.

6. Once You Have It, No One Else Can!
There can only be one dotcom with your own name - and once you have it, and continue to renew it every eyar, no one else in the world with the same name can take it from you. Due to its exclusivity, Personal Domain Names become more and more valuable over time.

7. You Discover Other Money Making Opportunities
Aside from the personal benefits of owning your own personalized domain, the financial benefits are potentially huge. You can earn from advertising, or by selling products as an Affiliate or by any number of ways that you choose. Once you have your own website or Blog at your own domain, the opportunities are endless!

The above 7 benefits are just some of the reasons why a personal domain name would be a great investment for you and your future. So secure your own name as a domain now, before your namesakes elsewhere in this world of over 6 billion people beat you to it!
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