Are you master of your own domain?

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    Jun 10, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    How many people still pay for email, as opposed to just using various free accounts? Of those, how many pay the small extra amount to have your own domain, at least for business use?

    Yes it's true (and I love it) "on the internet, nobody knows that you're a dog." But to me, it sort of raises a huge red flag when somebody is doing business with gmail, or yahoo, or aol email addresses.

    I wasted so much time today, trying to transmit a project to a client through a string of free email accounts, that I could have come out ahead to buy him a real one. This is a guy who's such a big shot that he has a secretary place his phone calls for him. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Yeah, running a business through free services Google Docs, gmail, etc. is really unprofessional. Even the smallest business can setup their own domain and e-mail for less than $20 a year.

    And on another note, when you use these free services for your personal e-mail, it's a good idea to create another one for professional correspondence (looking for a job for example). It should be something like "FirstName.LastName@whatever.com". I've read dozens of resumes in which the candidates e-mail contact is something like "SexyStud69@yahoo.com" or similar. It's hard to take that serious when I need to hire a new employee. (And he didn't even include a pic....just kidding, just kidding.)
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    Jun 11, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    SoloXCRacer saidYeah, running a business through free services Google Docs, gmail, etc. is really unprofessional. Even the smallest business can setup their own domain and e-mail for less than $20 a year.

    And on another note, when you use these free services for your personal e-mail, it's a good idea to create another one for professional correspondence (looking for a job for example). It should be something like "FirstName.LastName@whatever.com". I've read dozens of resumes in which the candidates e-mail contact is something like "SexyStud69@yahoo.com" or similar. It's hard to take that serious when I need to hire a new employee. (And he didn't even include a pic....just kidding, just kidding.)


    My email is ----------_69@..........com hahahha, I created it when I was 11 and now everyone has it and I haven't changed it LOL it's really embarrassing icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif
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    Jun 11, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidAre you master of your own domain?
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    Jun 11, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    A friend of mine who volunteers w/our agency and specifically w/a bud at work is our back up tree climber (safety regs/rescue) doing eagle nest work. He's 67 and a retired firefighter, an awesome jock and the biggest techno geek. He has his full name as his domain. No forgetting his e-mail address.

    Now as a "master of my own domain" how did Jerry Seinfeld define that?
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHow many people still pay for email, as opposed to just using various free accounts? Of those, how many pay the small extra amount to have your own domain, at least for business use?

    Yes it's true (and I love it) "on the internet, nobody knows that you're a dog." But to me, it sort of raises a huge red flag when somebody is doing business with gmail, or yahoo, or aol email addresses.

    I wasted so much time today, trying to transmit a project to a client through a string of free email accounts, that I could have come out ahead to buy him a real one. This is a guy who's such a big shot that he has a secretary place his phone calls for him. icon_rolleyes.gif


    We use google Business apps for our email. So technically it is gmail. Our emails all run through the gmail server. But they have our domain name on them.
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    Jun 12, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
    I have a web based business and use that email for any business related emailing. However, my personal email address is with Google. My domain, website, privacy, SSL certificate all run close to $200 per year.
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    Jun 12, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    I own several domains and use them all for different parts of my business. I have yahoo and gmail accounts for some site registrations, subscriptions and stuff like that.