Do you remember back in in the ’90s when you created your first ever email address and were devastated to learn that firstname.lastname@example.org was already taken and you had to resort to email@example.com instead? If it was that difficult back then—when email addresses were optional rather than a vital form of communication—imagine how hard it will be for your children or even grandchildren to score a professional sounding email address 10 or 20 years from now.
One of the main problems regarding email availability is that people rely on free cloud-hosted email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Rocketmail, etc., which are simultaneously serving millions of other users who are competing for the same name combinations. Setting up your own private network of email addresses is an easy way to work around this problem and less expensive than you might expect.
How can I host my own email addresses?
The easiest way to host your own email addresses is to register a domain name that will serve as the “base” for all of your email accounts—everything to the right of the @ sign—and pair it with web hosting. Even the most basic tier of Name.com’s web hosting plan includes 100 email addresses, making it an incredibly cost-efficient way to support a lot of custom email addresses. Once you have set up web hosting, creating your custom email addresses is easy. This video tutorial will walk you through each of the steps needed to create an email account.
Once the email addresses are created, you and the members of your family can access your webmail from your computer, phone, or tablet, anywhere and anytime, just like you would access any other email client.
Which URL should I use for my email?
Back in the 90’s there was no inherent meaning behind an MSN or AOL email address, and the same holds true today—people will recognize any email address so long as it has an @ sign in the middle. That gives you the opportunity to be really creative with the URL you choose for hosting your email addresses. One of the most obvious available choices is a .EMAIL domain name. Combining your family’s last name with a .EMAIL address (e.g. chowdhury.email) is a simple way to identify your clan while including a TLD that makes perfect sense in this context. Another great choice would be using a .FAMILY domain, which pairs perfectly with your family’s surname (e.g. chowdhury.family).
Gift your children and the other members of your family with an email address that’s unique, professional, and reflects your family legacy. Choose your web hosting plan to start creating your custom email addresses.