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[Discuss] TLD for Personal Use - Email

I've been thinking of registering for a domain for my 
personal and immediate family use for mainly email. I have 
no interest in maintaining a web site or posting albums online.

I've visited sites like Bluehost and read the terms of 
service at Dreamhost and the linked terms at ICANN.

I have a couple email addresses I use, one for 
communications with friends, family and commerce and another 
for an organization I belong to. My wife also has multiple 
addresses for personal and business purposes.

I want to have POP access to the email service provided by 
the host at This so that all the organized 
collection of my mail and contacts is on my computer.

My idea is that once I set up this domain with a reputable 
hosting site and maintain the registration per the rules 
that I can expect to have this internet presence for a long 

I've had the good fortune of my current email service has 
been providing that stable presence for the past 12 years 
but now they are ceasing to exist in the next 30 days so my 
hand is being forced.

I assume others are doing this here on and some 
would say just get a gmail account and POP to that. So I'm 
looking for some Pro's and Con's of either way.

Jim Kelly-Rand

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