Why choose a .name domain?
Looking for a domain that's as individual and unique as you are? .name is authentic, confident, and all about you. With no country association or obvious creative domain hacks, this generic top-level domain (TLD) is perfect for personal branding websites, portfolios, and online CVs. Although .name domains are is mainly intended for personal use, don't be surprised if you come across an online store or business using this domain extension for their website.
.name facts, stats & history
.name is owned and operated by the domain registry company Verisign, which also owns exclusive rights to the registry of .com, .net, and other popular domain extensions. Since its launch in 2002, second level (john.name) and third level (john.smith.name) registration for domain names have been available for purchase, allowing you to create highly personalized websites and email addresses. While there are no specific restrictions on who can purchase a .name domain name, registrations can be challenged if they aren't done by or on behalf of a person who's name matches that of the domain.
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Is .name right for you?
If you're building a personal website, .name could be the perfect extension to do it with. It's highly personal, unique, and a great way to yourself apart—especially if the .com option isn't available.
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From artists to politicians, marketing consultants, and freelance videographers, there’s no limit to who can use .name to build a digital identity.
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FAQ - Learn more about .name domains
.name is a generic top-level domain (TLD) originally created for people wanting to represent their personal name, company name, screen names, or other forms of identifications.
A .name domain is an excellent choice for those looking to create a memorable online presence. Having a web address that is yourname.name is personal and unique.
Anyone in any country can but a .name domain name. However, a registration can be challenged if it isn't done by or on behalf of a person whose name matches that of the domain.
Yes! Register your .name domain on Shopify and start building your personal brand today.
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