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Why to have a Personal Email


What is a personal email address?


A personal email address is an email address where the email domain (the part that comes after “@”) is chosen by the user.  This part of the email address communicates where the address is located in the domain name system (DNS) and is referred to as the global part.  The global part consists of a host name and the top-level domain (TLD).  The part of the address before the @ sign is referred to as the local part and corresponds to the username of the email account.


Despite being one of the most valuable pieces of online contact information, many users don’t create a custom email address and miss an opportunity to elevate their professional reputation.  Instead, free email providers enjoy great popularity, even though such email addresses contain the name of the mail provider and as a result, aren’t highly regarded in a professional sense:


firstname.lastname@email-provider.com


With a free email account, you only have the option of choosing the local part of your email address. A personal email domain, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to create an entirely unique address, for example:


firstname@lastname.com

firstname.lastname@company.com


What you should know about having your own email domain.

When registering an email domain, you can choose any top-level domain and an available domain name.  It’s worth noting that domain names under a TLD can only be assigned once. The choice of available extensions depends on the provider you choose.  If the name you want is already taken under a particular TLD, you can opt to use a different extension.  New domain endings (nTLD) offer users the opportunity to create an “expressive” domain name or one with a regional reference:


booking@your.hotel

info@company.newyork


Be aware that the respective TLD authority defines the rules by which domain names are formed.  All top-level domains can be formed with letters a-z, numbers 0-9, and hyphens.  There’s no difference between capital and lower-case.  Some TLDs also allow special characters to be in the domain, such as letters with accents.  Even though it’s possible to create IDN domains, using special characters in email domains isn’t generally recommended, as these domains can lead to problems with mail servers and email programs.


It’s best to choose a domain name that is simple and memorable.


Dos Don’ts


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Discover your new business name, check its availability, and claim it for yourself!


How can you benefit from having a personal email domain?


Having a personal email domain rather than an address from a free email service provider can offer many advantages. Personal email domains are:



employeename@company.com

info@company.com

department@company.com

jobs@company.com



john.r.smith1957@free-email-service-provider.com

Long email addresses carry the risk of being misspelled or misremembered, whereas custom email addresses can be shorter, making them concise and more memorable.








Bottom line if you are concerned about privacy and security then free email is not for you.


If you already have a website then setup an email for your website.  Very easy to setup and very secure.  Most cases it is free.


For free email I would suggest Proton or Tutanota or mailfence, otherwise paid service is the way to go.