Have you ever wanted to have a personal website with a URL like:
Well, the domain name revolution has arrived!
You are no longer limited to having a website with that familiar, generic, old .com, .net or .org TLD (Top Level Domain) names.
A mind-boggling 617 new TLDs are being released before the end of 2015, with many of them available now.
Will they improve your personal brand? Will they make you more appealing in the eyes of recruiters and hiring managers?
The short answer is no.
The longer answer is – I suggest you view TLDs as icing on the cake – they’re a nice little touch, but without a solid personal branding strategy at the core will be largely ineffective.
Would I get one? Well, I’ve registered arielle.careers, though haven’t made the time to transfer this site there yet. Like I pointed out, not a high priority.
If I were registering a new personal website tomorrow, however, I’d definitely look into getting one with a custom TLD.
Here’s a list of 25 TLDs which I think could be beneficial for professionals, entrepreneurs and consultants who are considering adding some punch to their personal brand with a new personal website:
There are a lot more – you can find the full list here.