Register your name as domain

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rbnk, Apr 28, 2018.

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  2. <firstname><surname>.com

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  1. rbnk

    rbnk Neophyte

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    Surname .com is already taken. I can register <surname>.net OR <firstname><surname>.com

    What would you do?
     
  2. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    First name + surename.tld i have it like that. I also have family-surename.tld for example my mail is running on that.
     
  3. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    John Doe:
    doe.net
    or jdoe.com
     
  4. LeadCrow

    LeadCrow Apocalypse Admin

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    As a professional, I'd pick fullname.com/net, or a simpler memorable variation (say CynicalJosh.com).

    But for more personal uses I'd get FamilyName.net, then have individuals get their subdomain for personal pages/portfolios (david.familyname.net). Anyone wants fancier domains can do a simple redirect or use a better domain.
     
  5. BrandonSheley

    BrandonSheley loving life

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    get both ;)
     
  6. darnoldy

    darnoldy Curmudgeon

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    I went with <familyname>.us
     
  7. Anton Chigurh

    Anton Chigurh Ultimate Badass

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    I went <firstandlastname> dot us, years ago.
     
  8. Pete

    Pete Flavours of Forums Forever

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    I never did the family name as domain thing, partly because both surname.com and firstnamesurname.com were gone years ago, but mostly because I started out on the internet in the late 1990s when aliases were still completely normal for identity purposes.
     
  9. rbnk

    rbnk Neophyte

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    I don't see this combi often. Mostly <surname> or <first><surname> .com/.net/.tld
     
  10. Paul M

    Paul M Limeade Addict

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    I have <firstname><surname> in the common tlds (.com, .net, .org, .co.uk, .uk), registered many years ago.

    My surname [only] was taken, even back then.
     
  11. Oldsmoboi

    Oldsmoboi Fan

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    I got firstnamelastname.com in case I ever decide to run for public office.
     
  12. KnownHost

    KnownHost Sponsor

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    I did the same, fistname lastname but I never realized how long it was until I got a Roku and had to enter all of my subscription information with that tiny little remote!!!
     
  13. \o/

    \o/ an oddity

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    Make sure that your name is unique first. Avoid confusion.
     
  14. KnownHost

    KnownHost Sponsor

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    This is true, there are two other people who have the .net and .org of my name, we all get each others emails sometimes. Very weird forwarding emails around between us sometimes! :)
     
  15. \o/

    \o/ an oddity

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    You might see why a name domain is not your best bet anyway ... unless you ask them first. :)

    Since you already know each other, I suggest to consider the latter.
     
  16. Wes of StarArmy

    Wes of StarArmy Adherent

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    Remember there are many more TLDs available now besides .com .net .org etc.

    For example, I have a site with a .ARMY tld and a couple of .COMMUNITY domains.
     
  17. Pete

    Pete Flavours of Forums Forever

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    Heck, I don't have the firstnamelastname.com but I know two other people who aren't the .com holder that have the same name as me, just in the UK...
     
  18. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 #Awesome

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    I went with BirdOPrey5.com. I should check my last name.
     
  19. KeVo

    KeVo Enthusiast

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    My name sucks for things like domains and social media. Have to get absurdly hacky to get anything available and I really dislike using numbers with usernames and emails.
     
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