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Do you own a domain with your name in it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BlackSeng, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    for instance, if your name is Johnny ABC you own the domain www.johnnyabc.com


    I know it sounds egoistic... but I felt like owning one though :D
     
  2. im n0t lurer

    im n0t lurer Regular Member

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    i actually thought of buying one :)

    and have it for like my email adress,

    like first@lastname.com

    cheers
     
  3. mightybh

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    It's not at all egoistic. You are securing a domain in case somebody else registers it and uses it not in your favour. You are establishing your name as a brand, in case you use your real name when dealing online and most people prefer to rank well themselves for their own name rather than having some facebook page or a completely random article by their twin.
     
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    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yes i have a few different ones lol

    more so for family members since we are spread all over the world :)
     
  5. johney

    johney Registered Member

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    haha i have one with my names in it course i needed to buy it. its cool to send e-mails with it :D and wtf its only 8$ why not :D
     
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    I tried but I have the same name as a famous actress so everything even close is gone.
     
  7. MrDoru

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    I think everyone should have the domain with their name or at least the domain with a nichname they commonly use.
    If someone would google my name I WANT to be the first result.

    We do online marketing people. I would be ashamed if the most visible online Doru Catana would not be me.
    This being said here is my domain www.DoruCatana.com
     
  8. BlackSeng

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    Nice site. Did you design yourself or hired someone to do it?

    P.S: Is that you in the video?!
     
  9. MrDoru

    MrDoru Regular Member

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    it's a wordpress theme. The whole cost of my personal website besides time was $10 for the domain.

    P.S: It's not me in the video, on the first there's Gary Vaynerchuck. (A beast in personal branding)

    I just loved that video, that is why I posted it.

    "The secret for 2010, Work your ass off"
     
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    Yeah, espec' if your name is John Smith LOL

    To all Smith's -no offense :)
     
  11. fatboy

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    I have one for me and my family to use and one thats my nickname :)
     
  12. mmguru770

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    well i thought of buying .me domain have to see
     
  13. nambooooo

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    I also have my full name .com, right now I use it for personal mailing, and also I have a site offering IM services to local businesses, which I actually don't, but it works great when I apply for a new CPA network :)