Some of my fav's?
It's a little late to join the modern gold-rush, but it's still on! Go get some gold!
Why? I'll give you a few more reasons...
You need your own .com...
For a personal landing page - maybe not now... but someday you might start a business, sell a painting, or start a cult.
Right now you can get a domain name for $7 a year. Need a present for the person who has everything? Buy them a web domain!
* one final personal note: You can buy/register your name anywhere, but please for the love of God, not from Go Daddy. Their sexist ads, politics, net neutrality stance/positions are horrifying. There are plenty of better companies who give you all the privacy, email forwarding and service you pay extra for with GD. Don't be sucked in by the $1.99 price. They will charge you for everything. Pay @ $7-9 and get it all included upfront including email forwarding for 100 unique email addresses for your name.
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