Once you’ve decided to protect your communications by adopting a private email account, choosing a good name for your domain is essential.
Like any other form of communication, your email account name sends a message to anyone who sees it, and it will potentially be with you for many years to come. Beyond that, there are practical considerations as well.
Above all, make sure your email name creates a good first impression.
Try to create an email account name that is distinctive and offers the impression you want first-time recipients to associate with you as a person.
A generic email name might project inexperience, or even worse, raise doubts about who you are and what you do. If you’re only using your email for personal use, this is less important. However, if you’re using your email to communicate with others who may not already know you, it’s always better to choose a name that will offer the best impression.
This is especially true if you’re using your email for work or business purposes. A branded email shows the world how professional you are. Not only that, when you’re using a good email name, you’re indirectly telling people that you’re someone who pays attention to the details.
If your email is difficult to spell or pronounce, people may key in the wrong name and send it to other people. So try to stick to the easiest possible choice of name.
If the email address you want is already taken, you’ll have to get creative. But one way or another, there’s an available domain name out there that will work for you.
Here are a few suggestions:
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Here is a great article about the history of domain names, and how to distinguish between them: