What is a personal domain?

Personal domains get you online without the hassle involved with setting up a website. How? By letting you easily point your domain to an existing page, from your LinkedIn profile to your YouTube channel or any other site or web page you already have online.

To get started, find the perfect domain name, often your own name or a catchy phrase you like. Once you register a personal domain name, give us the web address where you want people to go — that might be a personal or business profile on social media, or even just a direct link to downloadable files like a resume or portfolio — and we’ll do all the technical work to point your domain to that address.

So instead of a lengthy web address on some other website, people looking for you online can get there by entering your personal domain. And once you get the hang of the basics, your personal domain is perfect for online essentials like professional email — or even use it with a website builder.

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How to use a personal domain

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How to use a personal domain

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How to use a personal domain

What are the benefits of a personal domain?
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Getting an online presence.
When people talk about an online presence, they just mean getting online is some manner. Once you secure your personal domain, it’s easy to create an online presence. That might simply mean linking your personal domain to a social network profile, rather than making people hunt for you on social media websites.
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Sharing a resume or portfolio.
If you have a resume or portfolio you’d like to circulate but don’t have a website, a personal domain is the answer. Because you can send a personal domain to nearly any place online, it’s a perfect solution if you have documents stored in the cloud. Link them to your personal domain to make them easier to find and download.
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Setting up email or a website.
Once you set up your personal domain and see what it can do, you’ll be tempted to take the next step. Use it to set up a custom email address based on your domain to add to your credibility. Once you see how easy that is, use it to create a personal website using a website-building platform like WordPress.
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Protecting your reputation.
When everything depends on your personal brand, use domain name registration to protect it. To keep bad actors from impersonating you online, register a domain with variations of your actual name. With all the available domain extensions out there today, get as many as you can to manage your online reputation.

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