Personal e-mail domain: .com vs .org

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  1. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Trying to get setup with a new e-mail address, using a personal domain through Google Apps. My first preference would be @firstnamelastname.com, but that is already taken. Out of these two, which do you think look best?

    @firstnamelastname.org
    @fmlastname.com

    Almost feels weird to use a .org address for personal mail, but I'm not really in love with the first name middle initial setup either.
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    That's only if you're lucky enough to have an uncommon last name.
     
  3. ugahairydawgs thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Last name only is already taken as well. FirstMLast is available, but my first name and middle initial running together is a girl's name, so I'm somewhat hesitant to go to that.
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    First_M_Last ?

    First@M_Last ?
     
  5. ugahairydawgs thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can't use underscores in domain names. Want to stay away from dashes too.
     
  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    How about a different TLD. I just searched for my own last name. Not much is left but.... Lastname.me.uk was available.

    I used www.doteasy.com to search for the domains... I am a long-term customer of theirs, but otherwise not affiliated. If you register the domain through them there is a free hosting option for a web presence.

    Luck.
     
  7. ugahairydawgs thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the link. Just did a search and .com, .net, .me are all taken. I think .org would be better than the rest.

    What does everyone else think about using a .org for personal e-mail?
     
  8. leftywamumonkey, May 13, 2012
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    leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    It still beats .xxx

    .com would still be preferable for a personal e-mail though.
     
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    Have you considered lastnamefirst.com? Or initialslast.com

    B
     
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