3 Reasons to Buy A Domain Name Today

I like to think of the blogosphere as a web of streets where each street has a distinct address that belongs to a specific blog owner. This street address is your domain name and it acts as the destination where visitors will come to. For instance, this is, but if you wanted to visit my street (or my blog), then you would go to

I’m of the belief that if you want to be taken seriously as a blogger and if you want to set yourself apart the newcomers, the easiest way to do this is by buying a domain name. Below are three reasons why you should invest in a domain name today.

It Looks More Professional

Whenever I come across domains like, instantly, I think the blogger is new to the game.

If your plan is to become an established blogger, then I highly recommend investing in a domain name as soon as possible. It sends the message that you’re serious about blogging and that you’re looking to be around for awhile. Besides, who’s really going to remember or That’s a lot to type in!

It May Not Be Available Forever

About a year ago, I read an article wherein Claire Sulmers, founder and editor-in-chief of Fashion Bomb Daily was interviewed. In the interview, Claire shared the story of how she waited too long to invest in a domain name and then when she finally wanted to buy, it was unavailable because someone had already purchased it.

What sucks is, the person who bought is not even using the domain, but they’ve offered to sell it to Claire for thousands of dollars to make a quick come up. Which is why, if you’ve noticed, most of Claire’s social media handles are @thefashionbomb, yet her blog’s domain name is

The moral of this story is, buy and claim your domain name as soon as you think of it because it won’t be around forever.

It Will Be Yours Forever

This year alone, I’ve changed my domain from to to In hindsight, it’s fair to say this was irresponsible of me, but I made these changes as I rebranded my blog. I no longer wanted to be “The Real Miss Drea” on the Internet and I also wanted a shorter, more memorable domain name, so the change felt necessary.

The benefit of owning your domain is that once you pay for it and maintain the annual payments, it’s yours forever. For instance, I haven’t blogged at in over a year, but because I still pay for the domain, I still have ownership of it and no one can use it and try to pose as me.

Do you have a domain for your blog? If so, how did you decide what yours would be? Leave a comment below.

Drea is a Chicago-based freelance writer and lifestyle blogger at The Drea Daily. She's obsessed with coffee, books and blogs, handbags, and lipstick. When she's not blogging, you can likely catch her tweeting about something on Twitter @DreaEHall.