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Daily Poll: Do You Own Your First + Last Name .com?


I don’t own my first/last name .com domain name. Someone bought it several years before I was buying domain names, and he seems to happily use it. I would love to own the name, but it’s not important enough to me to buy it.

The first lesson many public people learn is to buy their domain name in the .com. For most people, their matching domain name is available to hand register. I have helped people buy and/or register their name .com, and it’s a smart thing to do if it will benefit them (ie if they’re running for office or are building their own brand). Even if there is no “need” for it at the time, it can be a good thing to own.

Do you own your first+last name .com domain name?

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Comments (20)


    I preach to friends and family that they should own their names. Especially their children. I missed the opportunity on my name, but I watch it very closely 😉

    March 29th, 2018 at 9:43 am


    I’ve registered all my family’s names — parents, sister, nieces, nephews.

    March 29th, 2018 at 10:08 am


      What are you pricing them at?

      In reply to Logan | March 31st, 2018 at 7:00 am


    Yes. I wish I could get my lastname.com as well but I doubt that will ever happen. Bought my kids names as soon as they were born.

    March 29th, 2018 at 10:40 am


      @JZ – One of the biggest “kick myself” moments I made was back in the 90’s before I was into domaining, I went to register my last name. It was available, but I think the cost was like $35 or $70 bucks…. I decided to think about it for a few hours and when I went back it was gone. Son of a (*@#@#!

      In reply to JZ | March 30th, 2018 at 10:54 am


    Best I could do was my initials dot us. Bought on the drop a few years ago for $9.

    March 29th, 2018 at 10:58 am


    Yes, and even my initials … 🙂

    March 29th, 2018 at 11:00 am

      puneet agarwal

      hi ,

      is tp.com for sale

      In reply to TP.com | March 29th, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Joshua Schoen

    Unfortunately JoshSchoen.com was already taken and in use but luckily for me JoshuaSchoen.com was still available when I checked last year. For now I just forward it to my LinkedIn profile page. Maybe I’ll throw up a personal website or blog someday, we’ll see. Just glad I own it.

    March 29th, 2018 at 11:42 am


    I registered mine and each of my kids, nobody is using them for anything but you never know perhaps they will someday.

    March 29th, 2018 at 2:06 pm


    Yes. I was lucky enough that it was available 14 years ago. Bought my kids domains when they were born as well.

    March 29th, 2018 at 2:20 pm


    Yes, i have.

    In my opinion is the first domain to registe

    I also have my last name .net 🙂

    March 29th, 2018 at 2:27 pm


    Of course

    i am the Marijuana Guy and sometimes I go by Marijuana Dealer too.

    March 29th, 2018 at 2:47 pm


    reg’d my first domain in 96 and got my last name .com in 98, the same year i sold my first LLL.com (finally reg’d my first+last name .com in 2003)

    March 29th, 2018 at 4:07 pm


    Bought my last name in .com 10 years ago.

    March 29th, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Jeff Jones

    I own my FirstMiddleinitialLast.com.

    A huge factor in this is the commonality of your name.

    Google ‘Jeff Jones’ (no quotes) and you get 147 million results. In quotes – 496,000 results.

    JeffJones.com is being used effectively.

    If not, I would compete w/ basketball coach at Old Dominion (former Va. star), President of H&R Block (former Target exec/Uber president) and a zillion others to obtain it.

    March 30th, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Goran Duskic

    Cool poll! Bragging time, yes I do own my lastname.com and firstnamelastname.com. In fact, lastname.com I own more than a decade.

    March 30th, 2018 at 12:28 pm


    Yes. Also go for your spouse’s and kids’ names.

    I know it’s much more difficult, but if you get the opportunity, it’s pretty cool to have your firstname.com and/or your lastname.com too.

    March 30th, 2018 at 12:57 pm


    Handregistered mine only recently (no problem, thanks to not so common first name). Got only the hyphened versions for my kids though.

    April 2nd, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Ron Sheridan

    a .me can be a suitable alternative for some…

    April 8th, 2018 at 9:45 pm

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