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I convinced one of my creative friends to finally purchase his own name as a domain name and start a portfolio. It has been years coming, but mission finally accomplished. Now I am helping him build his website.

For my own personal website, I registered and my personal website is My email address is travis AT I really like this idea for a personal website. I also have which redirects to, as does ( was not available).

While I really like this idea, he did not, and only wanted the .com, so his domain is

One of the main reasons I went the route I did is because I couldn't come up with a suitable email address, travis AT just seems odd, as does me AT

My question, what are the best personal email addresses to use for personal full-name .com domain names?


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You're lucky, my "" (and every other TLD for that matter) were scooped up by someone else years ago. :( Actually, I could go ".pro", but I'm not sure that conveys the right message!? – w3d Nov 23 '12 at 11:07

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There is no 'best email address'. There are only options, with little to separate them beyond personal preference. and are both popular, although generic addresses carry slight disadvantages over named addresses such as, namely:

  • A generic address may attract more spam than an address using a name (because spammers tend to target common catch-all and enquiry addresses like This may not be a problem if your friend has good spam protection, like Gmail's.

  • A generic address may be blocked from mailing lists that your friend wants to join (because popular newsletter services like MailChimp reject addresses that sound like they might forward mail to multiple recipients, such as and

For those reasons, it's probably best to use even though it would repeat the name, or if you feel uncomfortable with the repetition for some reason.

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i really like the idea of idea... seeing as i'm in the same boat as OP's friend, thanks! – Waleed Hamra Nov 23 '12 at 8:01
Some suggestions: I'm not able to decide what would be the best as I also have the same issue. – Rishi Dua Sep 22 '13 at 16:01

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