Why You Should Purchase Your Name Domain

by Doug Zanes | Last Updated: January 18, 2016

Why You Should Purchase Your Name Domain

Go ahead and click on this link: www.JebBush.com…

We promise this isn’t a political post…

Okay did you click the link above?

No. We didn’t send you to the wrong site… And no, the link is not broken or re-routing to the wrong website…

Actually routing to the correct website…


Let us explain:

JebBush.com was bought by the Donald Trump…err world of business we’ll call it.


So Jeb Bush couldn’t use it….

Now, when Bush supporters assume that to get more information on Jeb by going to JebBush.com (A very fair assumption) they get taken to the site you came across.

Mr. Bush is actually using www.Jeb2016.com …

Not the first thing one would think of when searching for his campaign website…

So who cares about all this? You’re not running for office… (Maybe you are!)

This happens all the time with personal name domains like the ones above…

First, you need a domain name… Trust us on this one…

You might not need it today but in a few years time you’ll want it. The way people think about websites is changing, and more personal landing page services like flavors.me and re.vu are popping up—and it takes a matter of minutes to set up.

In a few years it may well be common to send a link to your online CV or Resume (if that hasn’t started already!)

It’s worth future proofing yourself now, rather than gambling on ending up with some…less than worthy domain name because it’s the only one that includes your name…

Second, even if you never totally need it, it’s darn handy. It doesn’t need to link to your own website, you can forward it to Twitter, Tumblr, or one of the personal landing pages that I mentioned above. Set up Google Apps on it and get Firstname@FirstnameLastname.com as your email address.

Save yourself from giving out that ridiculous hotmail address you set up when you were sixteen… (yep we know you have it…)

Ultimately, you gain control of what people see when they search for you…

Okay fine…how Google organizes search results is pretty much magic of the dark arts, but there’s a good chance that it weighs the words in the domain name pretty heavily.

If you’re looking for Big Boys in Boots magazine, odds are BigBoysInBoots.com is the website. This means that when people enter Firstname Lastname into Google, you have a good chance at controlling the first information they see.

Thirdly, you prevent it being used against you… Hello Donald Trump…

Right now you can get a domain name for about $11 a year!  The price of a drink or two gets you endless benefits, an awesome email address, and control over your online image….

We think it’s time you get on it and get your personal domain name!

Here are just a few places to get one:



Google Domains

Doug Zanes: Founding Attorney Raised in Douglas, Arizona, and went to college at Arizona State University and graduated from law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in Texas. Doug began practicing law in Phoenix Arizona in 1997.
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