I don’t generally read Canadian news sites on a regular basis, but I just picked up a story on CTV.ca about Canadians who are buying up personal domain names.
One of the story’s points is that it might well be worth people living in Canada registering theirname.ca and using it as their own “digital briefcase”.
I think you could apply a similar argument here in the UK, too. In an age where more and more people are using the web to find information about people, having your own domain can give you a home on the internet and help you keep your online identity under control.
A great example is when you’re applying for a job. These days, plenty of employers Google prospective employees. With your own domain and site you’ve more chance of ranking highly in the search results.
Even if all that’s there is an online version of your CV, it gives you more control over what people see when they search for your name.
(Thanks to DomainPulse.com for flagging up the story.)