Originally Posted by davgtrek
thanks all for advice.
I was also asking from more the use of a personal name or the "feel/impression" than whether it was .ie or .com or whatever.
from doing business with someone would you be put off if their dom name was simply their name rather than a more obvious company name.
so instead of eg. johndoe.ie would doegraphics.ie give a better impression.
I don't think it's an issue, because up to recently it HAD to be a business in order to have a .ie (partially what Blacknight was getting at in terms of the site not being "thrown together").
The only issue I would see is future-proofing dependent on the type of business; if it's a "personal" service business (e.g. photography, massage, councillor, etc) whereby it might put a spanner in the works if you were to hire someone later on.......someone might be expecting "John Doe" to turn up, because they had booked "John Doe".
Other than that, not a bother.
As a related aside, did you know that there are actually 2 guys called "(Gerry) Harvey and (Ian) Norman", or that there was (I think) a guy called "Sam Sung" ?
Doesn't seem to have done them any harm.....