Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Gerhana Domain

Entri ini ditulis kira-kira setengah jam sebelum pada waktu gerhana matahari. Gerhana penuh matahari yang pernah saya ingat ialah sekitar tahun 80-an, ketika itu saya menetap di Kelana Jaya. Cuaca siang hari bertukar menjadi malam, saya rasa ketika itu saat gerhana yang paling gelap pernah saya alami. Selepas insiden itu, saya tidak ingat samada pernah ianya terjadi segelap itu atau tidak. 

Entri ini sengaja saya tulis untuk menyambut renewal domain nizamyunus.com ini. Kali ini proses renewal kira-kira RM 16 lebih mahal daripada renewal beberapa tahun lepas. Tukaran wang masa kini yang menyaksikan USD lebih tinggi menyebabkan harga sedikit mahal untuk domain. Saya pernah renew ketika USD berada pada tahap yang rendah. Online purchasing saya di eBay juga sudah lama tidak saya lakukan. Hanya tumpu pada online purchasing di local online shopping sahaja. Saya gemar renew dalam tempoh beberapa tahun kerana bagi saya sebagai ahli akademik, mempunyai domain sendiri penting, jika bukan sekarang, dikemudian hari. 

Menurut Vuvan.com, terdapat sepuluh sebab untuk memiliki domain sendiri. Sebab-sebabnya adalah seperti dibawah.

  1. Provides you with a memorable URL:  Imagine giving your email address that has youname@yourname.com as the address, quite impressive don’t you think?  If you ever decide to go into business for yourself, you can brand yourself by giving your name as the email address for others to contact you.  Also, friends will always know how to reach you by just typing in your .com name.
  2. Competitive Advantage:  You will have an online presence.  Professionally, you can set yourself apart from the others by having your own name or even living resume that is updated with interactivity and pictures for prospective employers.  You can also develop your online portfolio of your career or creative achievements and show examples of your work.  Employers now do searches for candidates to learn more about them, and by owning your own domain and search results on the search engines, you can control what your prospective employers see about you.
  3. Search Engine:  Registering your name will get you listed on search engines and when someone does a search for you online, your site/blog etc.  will be shown.  In the future, if you do not show up on search results, you do not exist.  
  4. Name Prominence:  If you ever decide to write about a topic you have a passion for or expertise in, by having your personal domain name and website, you may gain  some authority and build upon your personal brand to link the two together, making you an authority figure for the topic.
  5. Ownership:  Once you own it, you OWN your name over thousands of others.  Unless you don’t renew, once you take a hold of your name dot com, you decide on how your name will be presented on the world wide web.
  6. Take control of your online reputation:  The internet truly connects us with people from around the world and you can control your online reputation by having your name dot com’s content be controlled by you.
  7. There are about 7 billion people in the world, so don’t think your name is the only combination out there:  Be the one to take ownership out of the thousands.
  8. Personalize yourself on the internet:  Meet new people from around the world, learn how to develop a blog or website and use the site with your name to not only develop your personal brand but also your internet development skills.
  9. Develop a Business: Many self emplyed and business owners have registered their name and have sold products, and also established and built a business based on their own personal name domain.
  10. If you don’t, the other person with the same name as you has already done so or will soon.  If it is available, do yourself a favor and own your name on the internet.  It is also a perfect gift idea for family and friends.
Jika anda masih belum ada domain sendiri, why not give it a try.

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