My Name Is My Brand
Set Yourself Apart From The Competition
- Register your name, your identity, your brand as a domain name!
- Redirect your name to your personal page in your company’s web site
- Establish a personal email account or alias
If you sell for a living, chances are good that there are hundreds or even thousands of other people selling the same or similar product or service. Your competition might even work for your company.
So why do your customers buy from you and not one of your competitors when the products and services are the same? It isn’t just the price or the quality. It’s you! You are the expert, you provide the service, you answer the questions, you solve the problems. You are synonymous with your product or service.
Your name is your brand!
What’s In A Name?
These days, identity is everything! You have a cell phone, a Facebook account, a LinkedIn account, a Twitter account, a Social Security Number, and the list goes on. But do you have an Internet Domain Name?
Internet domain names are going fast! Every day that passes increases the likelihood that someone else who shares your name will reserve that domain name for their own use. Once it’s gone, it’s likely to be gone for many years!
Owning your name in the form of an Internet domain is something that can be used for the rest of your life. Unlike a phone number or company email address, a personal domain name stays with you:
- If you change jobs, you take it with you.
- If you move to another state, it stays the same.
- It’s your identity.
- It’s your brand!
More Than Just A Redirect to Your Company Site
In addition to making it simple for customers to find you, your personal domain name can be used to establish a free, separate personal email account–even if you redirect your domain name to a corporate site!
You won’t need an account from one of those big email hosting companies that uses your first name and 6 random digits to identify yourself. Instead, you can set up an email address that identifies you as both a person and a brand. This is included in the cost of your purchase!
And it’s only $10.99 per year!
How Does It Work?
It’s simple! Click the button at the bottom of the grey box. This will open a new browser window. Enter your name in the the white field and hit “Search.” The system will tell you whether or not your name is still available for purchase.
Remember, the “.com” is the most popular type of domain–it is the one people are most familiar with and therefore it is the most valuable. If your name is still available, then simply make your purchase. If it is not available, see our “What if My Name is Already Taken” section for help.
Important: Domain names are not case sensitive (MaryJones.com is the same as maryjones.com). Also, you cannot have spaces in domain names! When checking the availability of a name, it is best to run the words together (e.g., MaryJones.com). While you can include hyphens (“-“) in domain names, it is best if you don’t. For a complete list of suggestions for selecting a domain name, see our “What if My Name is Already Taken” section for help.
What Are You Waiting For?
In April, 2014, VeriSign reported that more than 271 million domain names were registered across the world. Don’t wait any longer–reserve your name today, before it’s gone for good!
For less than $11 per year, you can make your name and your product or service one in the same. You can have your domain renew automatically every year, or you can register for up to ten years at a time.
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