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 😁

    • It’s true that the perception of custom email addresses may vary depending on the industry or field. In the tech world, where creativity and innovation are highly valued, a unique email address like “RobertFr@nkel.com” may be viewed as creative and memorable. However, it’s still important to consider how the hiring manager or potential employer may perceive it and to be aware of the potential downsides I mentioned earlier. Ultimately, it’s best to err on the side of caution and use a more traditional email address unless you are certain it will be well received.