Do this. Do this now!
Go to http://www.WholesalerDomains.com and type in your name in the search box, and see if YourName.com domain name is available to register.
If it is, don’t be cheap and spend the $10 registration fee to own the one and only YourName.com domain name. I can almost guarantee you it is the one of the best investments you are making even if you have no intention of blogging, or using it for whatever purpose.
Side: If you are a professional, it would not be a bad idea to have a blog or website on YourName.com domain name for branding.
I started my personal blog back in 2005 and I wanted it to be on StevenChang.com. Well, guess what? It was already taken by another Steven Chang. So I ended up blogging on StevenChang.us – not my first choice, but I settled.
Domain names are very much like real estate. You can buy a piece of land far away from any population for dirty cheap, develop it, and add value to it that way. Or, you can buy an expensive piece of land next to an already developed community, and let demand push up the land value even higher over time.
Domain names are like lands. Do a Google search on “Steven Chang” and you’ll see a bunch of Steven Chang’s out there.
In my case, I chose to go with the less expensive route and secured StevenChang.us and just started developing on it.
Today I’m ready to buy out the other Steven Chang who owns StevenChang.com (I believe he lives in China, according to domaintools.com). I will most likely have to pay a premium for the one and only StevenChang.com, but that’s the way it goes!
I’m in it for the long haul. There will be more Steven Chang’s coming to birth. Who knows, maybe there is going to be a rich CEO whose name is Steven Chang and he’ll make an offer to buy me out. This is why I love the [virtual] real estate business!
So, here is what I want you to do, and it’ll only take a few minutes of your time:
Go to http://www.WholesalerDomains.com and type in your name in the search box. If YourName.com domain name is available, GRAB IT!
[optional] Then set up a really simple blog with a blog post saying something to the effect “My name is [Your Name]. This site is for sale, please contact me at [your phone number] if interested.”
Make a comment below and be sure to fill in your name and website, and a short blurb about yourself.
In a few days, do a search for your name in Google and see if your blog shows up.
Congratulations. You now own a valuable piece of real estate online. I would not be surprised if the other you somewhere on this planet contacts you and wants to buy your domain name.