Let’s say as an example that my full name is Robert Frankel

If I purchase the domain nkel.com and use that to create my custom e-mail:


And then use this as my personal e-mail in a professional setting (resume, contact e-mail, business card, etc…).

Do you think this would be perceived as unprofessional and silly in a negative way, and even confusing to some? Or do you think most people would understand it right away and think of it in a net positive way - perhaps a bit silly, but memorable. Don’t worry about whether the e-mail will be filtered as spam, I am curious about how it is perceived.

I am asking because I have a domain like this that I use for private personal stuff, and I wonder whether it would be a good or bad idea to use that e-mail when applying for jobs, as a small extra detail to stand out 😁

  • binarypie
    81 year ago

    No one cares about your email until you try to speak it to them over the phone and they have to transcribe it… Think about how you’d deliver this

    • autumn (she/they)
      1 year ago

      i’d probably go with robert F R at N K E L .com. as somebody with an email on my own domain, i will say it is a hassle, especially because my surname can be spelled one of two ways, and i have the less common spelling. i also chose email@firstnamelastname.com, and having “email” as the first part really throws some people for a loop.