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Say your name is John Doe, and you own johndoe.com.

What are the best practices for identifying your personal email at that domain?

  • john@johndoe.com is redundant
  • me@johndoe.com seems a bit juvenile
  • info@johndoe.com and webmaster@johndoe.com are too impersonal

Am I missing a more appropriate alternative?

(I know this is on the fringe, but I'm hoping it's just north of objective--or at least interesting enough to the community to get some good feedback.)

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closed as not constructive by Lèse majesté, John Conde Mar 17 '12 at 15:01

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I think it should be contact@johndoe.com
Because these tells user both the purpose i.e.
1. Contact
2. The person who is being contacted i.e. John over here.
Let me know what you think.

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Redundant or not, john@johndoe.com would probably be the most expected, though it could potentially see your inbox get some spam. As an alternative, I'd go with either personal@johndoe.com or possibly even actual@johndoe.com because I'm a BSG fan.

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I would probably go with hello@myname.com

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – ionFish Sep 10 '12 at 23:47

i@johndoe.com, with extending to, f.e, mom@, dad@ etc

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If you're worried about being impersonal, try using your official title. chief@johndoe.com or even theboss@johndoe.com. As an entrepreneur, I've seen too many people pass up an opportunity to get into the hearts of their customers. Your email address should be creative, especially with your name as the domain name.

Get creative with it and use something unique. Expected is boring and is going to flop in today's business world. Whether your marketing yourself or a product, it's boring.

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