These days I think it’s important for everyone to at least register (if not use) a domain that is personal to them. Not only are domain names under current top-level domains running out , but it’s often near-impossible to reclaim a domain once it has been taken. This means you should act fast and grab your domain now.
There’s gold in them there domain names. Some are sold for seven digits – Pizza.com, for example, famously sold for $2.6 million back in 2008 – this after the original owner paid only $20 for it in the mid-’90s. Early Internet uses bought such domains without thinking much about it, only to become rich years later.
The Internet domain regulation organization ICANN has recently approved .nyc as the official top level domain for New York City. This decision makes New York City the first city in the world to be granted approval for its own domain, with London and Paris close behind.
The mad rush for vanity URLs has been around for quite some time now. Personalized URLs based on your name can be quite difficult to get hold of. But it’s not all over yet.