Domain name for personal site when .com is taken?

9 years ago from

What do you guys think is the best domain for a personal site when the .com is taken?

At the moment I'm considering .co .me .yt (matches with my name)


  • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 9 years ago

    Have you tried using something like https://domai.nr/ to look up variants and options?

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  • Asam Shah, 9 years ago

    I personally prefer .co over .me. Another one that's really popular atm is .io

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  • Chase ThompsonChase Thompson, 9 years ago

    I would stick with .com and try a slight variation on your name rather than use something like .me or .co. Since my portfolio site has one purpose (to get me hired) I just added "hire" to the front of my name.

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  • Ryan MurphyRyan Murphy, 9 years ago

    Personal site you can use .im

    (I do)

    Although, you may want to consider who you'll want visiting your site, talking to non techie people and explaining an awkward domain is a horrid experience, so you might want to play a little safer. Consider that .co will sound like a mistake to a lot of people.

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  • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, 9 years ago

    You can just brand yourself with a different name. I used bandd.co for a while until (fortunately) rolandomurillo.com became available.

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  • Armand GrilletArmand Grillet, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I like when the end of a domain name is the end the person's name, it's more original than a .me domain and still professional in my opinion.

    Thus, I would choose the .yt domain in your case.

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  • Joseph LeeJoseph Lee, 9 years ago

    I went the .me route :)

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  • Jon DarkeJon Darke, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Surname.me gets my vote if it's available. Also means you can gift email addresses to relatives ;)

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  • Wade Garrett, 9 years ago

    Personally I'm not a fan of .co for no reason at all. .io and .me seem like decent alternative, but I think it may largely depend on what you plan on using the domain on.

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