just wondering if anyone can give me a little more info on what it means to own your own domain and the advantages of actually owning it?

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Henry-II Premium
Hey, Shalomdubov! We are very happy to have you here at WA! That is a very good question. An online site is like a child. You give birth to it, you nourish it, and you care for it! Building a website takes a lot more work than a 9 to 5 job. If you go through all this effort and you don’t own the domain, an external event could end up your online business with the snap of a finger. Nobody would risk all that work to save 13.99$ a year.
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mikewood1975 Premium
When you own your own domain, you can set up SSL, meaning you have an https way of accessing it and it is more secure. You also have email in that domain, and access to thousands of themes.
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DocDoug Premium
A HUGE advantage is that you can then have a custom email. So if your domain is salomdubov.com then your email can be mr.success@salomdubov.com. This looks good when signing up to social media, it looks professional to affiliate programs and its free promotion for your site every single time you give out your email address. Thats a lot of benefit for the low yearly cost of a domain name.
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shalomdubov Premium
awesome thanks!

how do I set up an email with my domain?
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DocDoug Premium
The training will walk you through how to set up your email from your domain. Its easy to do, just grab your domain and keep going with your training.
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SeanGreentre Premium
The main one is search engine optimisation. The likes of Google and Bing will crawl sub domains like those provided free here by Siterubix, but they give more gravitas to high level domains. Another is that it looks cleaner, and they are easier for users to remember. Finally, you can host sites with a high level domain wherever you choose... not so with a sub domain though.
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