This is advice I give out to so often it’s worth codifying: if you’re in media, journalism, acting, music, painting, social media, personal massage, boutique zoology or anything where someone in the public might want to find you easily, go here [or your preferred register!] this instant and buy your name .com. Even if you don’t build a site on it immediately, it’s just $10 a year to park. Think about it this way: do you want someone else with your name to own it? Next thing you know, you’ll be running for office on a Tea Party platform in California, only to find some snarky blogger in Brooklyn already took your domain. If I click on one more MySpace that belongs to a so-called professional, I’m going to buy your domain and fill it with Bieber slash fiction out of spite.